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  • Kronos Quartet has released a video for "Beebopterismo," a track from the forthcoming recording of Terry Riley's Sun Rings. The video arrives ahead of Saturday's 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The piece was commissioned in part by the NASA Art Program and includes plasma waves recorded from NASA spacecraft. The video, edited by Robert Edridge-Waks, features footage from Willie Williams' visual design for the staged multimedia production of the piece. Watch it here.

  • Kronos Quartet’s groundbreaking 2002 collaboration with composer Terry Riley, Sun Rings, will be available in full for the first time on August 30 via Nonesuch Records. Riley incorporates into his composition "space sounds" (plasma waves) that NASA had collected from the Voyager probes, as well as a choir that represents, in his words, "the voice of humanity in its struggle to understand the meaning of our place in this unfathomable universe." Musical America calls it "a spaceship that faces ahead into the planets but also looks back toward its starting point on Earth." Pre-order to download the track "Beebopterismo" now.

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    This two-disc set offers highlights from Kronos Quartet’s first decade on Nonesuch. The “supercharged group of musical pioneers” (Los Angeles Times) displays astonishing stylistic breadth, interpreting work by composers ranging from Terry Riley to Jimi Hendrix, Raymond Scott to Steve Reich.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Kronos Quartet:
    David Harrington, violin
    John Sherba, violin
    Hank Dutt, viola
    Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
    with
    Dumisani Maraire, ngoma, hosho (disc one, 1)
    Astor Piazzolla, bandoneon (disc one, 2)
    Djivan Gasparian, duduk (disc one, 10)
    Patty Manning, John Taylor, and Larry Caballero (disc two, 3)
    Scott Fraser, sound design (disc two, 4)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman and Kronos Quartet (disc one, 1, 7, 8, 10, 11); Judith Sherman (disc one, 2-6; disc two, 1-4); Judith Sherman, Kurt Munkacsi, and Philip Glass (disc one, 9)
    Disc one engineered by Bob Edwards and Judith Sherman (1, 5); Judith Sherman, Dave O’Donnell, and Dave Gellert (2); John Newton (3, 6, 8, 11); Rob Eaton (4); Judith Sherman, Bob Edwards, Tony Eckert, and Juhani Liimatainen (7); Craig Silvey (9); Judith Sherman and Craig Silvey (10)
    Disc two engineered by Craig Silvey and Chris Haynes (1, 4); Craig Silvey, Tom Lueckens, and Carl Glanville (2); Craig Silvey and Steve Limonoff (3)
    Mastered by Paul Zinman at SoundByte, New York, NY

    Design by SMOG, Los Angeles, CA
    Cover photograph by Tim Simmons

    Executive Producer: David Bither

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This two-disc set offers highlights from Kronos Quartet’s first decade on Nonesuch. The “supercharged group of musical pioneers” (Los Angeles Times) displays astonishing stylistic breadth, interpreting work by composers ranging from Terry Riley to Jimi Hendrix, Raymond Scott to Steve Reich.

Description: 

This two-disc set offers highlights from Kronos Quartet’s first decade on Nonesuch. The “supercharged group of musical pioneers” (Los Angeles Times) displays astonishing stylistic breadth, interpreting work by composers ranging from Terry Riley to Jimi Hendrix, Raymond Scott to Steve Reich.

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PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman and Kronos Quartet (disc one, 1, 7, 8, 10, 11); Judith Sherman (disc one, 2-6; disc two, 1-4); Judith Sherman, Kurt Munkacsi, and Philip Glass (disc one, 9)
Disc one engineered by Bob Edwards and Judith Sherman (1, 5); Judith Sherman, Dave O’Donnell, and Dave Gellert (2); John Newton (3, 6, 8, 11); Rob Eaton (4); Judith Sherman, Bob Edwards, Tony Eckert, and Juhani Liimatainen (7); Craig Silvey (9); Judith Sherman and Craig Silvey (10)
Disc two engineered by Craig Silvey and Chris Haynes (1, 4); Craig Silvey, Tom Lueckens, and Carl Glanville (2); Craig Silvey and Steve Limonoff (3)
Mastered by Paul Zinman at SoundByte, New York, NY

Design by SMOG, Los Angeles, CA
Cover photograph by Tim Simmons

Executive Producer: David Bither

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79394

Number of Discs in Set: 
2discs
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MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
with
Dumisani Maraire, ngoma, hosho (disc one, 1)
Astor Piazzolla, bandoneon (disc one, 2)
Djivan Gasparian, duduk (disc one, 10)
Patty Manning, John Taylor, and Larry Caballero (disc two, 3)
Scott Fraser, sound design (disc two, 4)

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