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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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    The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

    Kronos Quartet “plays with its characteristic intensity,” says Rolling Stone, on this adventurous, globe-spanning set, which gathers pieces from Lower East Siders Elliot Sharp and John Zorn, Russia's Sofia Gubaidulina, Pakistani singer Pandit Pran Nath, and Chicago bluesman Willie Dixon, among others.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Kronos Quartet:
    David Harrington, violin
    John Sherba, violin
    Hank Dutt, viola
    Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
    with
    Steven Mackey, guitar (6)
    Pandit Pran Nath, voice (9)
    Krishma Bhatt, tabla (9)
    Terry Riley, John Constant, tamboura (9)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman and Kronos Quartet
    Tracks 1, 2, 5, 6-10 recorded at Skywalker Ranch, CA, August 1992
    Engineer: Bob Edwards
    Assistant Engineer: Craig Silvey
    Track 3 produced by John Oswald
    Recorded October 1990 at Different Fur
    Engineer: Howard Johnston
    Assistant Engineer: Clive Allen
    Track 4 recorded July 1991 at Skywalker Ranch
    Engineer: Bob Edwards
    Assistant Engineer: Tony Eckert
    Voice sample for I.F. Stone for 7 produced at Studio PASS, New York, by Scott Johnson and Alex Noyes

    Art direction and design: Frank Olinsky
    Cover by Leopoldo Maler

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Kronos Quartet “plays with its characteristic intensity,” says Rolling Stone, on this adventurous, globe-spanning set, which gathers pieces from Lower East Siders Elliot Sharp and John Zorn, Russia's Sofia Gubaidulina, Pakistani singer Pandit Pran Nath, and Chicago bluesman Willie Dixon, among others.

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The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

Kronos Quartet “plays with its characteristic intensity,” says Rolling Stone, on this adventurous, globe-spanning set, which gathers pieces from Lower East Siders Elliot Sharp and John Zorn, Russia's Sofia Gubaidulina, Pakistani singer Pandit Pran Nath, and Chicago bluesman Willie Dixon, among others.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman and Kronos Quartet
Tracks 1, 2, 5, 6-10 recorded at Skywalker Ranch, CA, August 1992
Engineer: Bob Edwards
Assistant Engineer: Craig Silvey
Track 3 produced by John Oswald
Recorded October 1990 at Different Fur
Engineer: Howard Johnston
Assistant Engineer: Clive Allen
Track 4 recorded July 1991 at Skywalker Ranch
Engineer: Bob Edwards
Assistant Engineer: Tony Eckert
Voice sample for I.F. Stone for 7 produced at Studio PASS, New York, by Scott Johnson and Alex Noyes

Art direction and design: Frank Olinsky
Cover by Leopoldo Maler

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79310

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MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
with
Steven Mackey, guitar (6)
Pandit Pran Nath, voice (9)
Krishma Bhatt, tabla (9)
Terry Riley, John Constant, tamboura (9)

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