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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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    Brilliantly eclectic collection features South African composer Kevin Volans’s title piece. Ben Johnston’s “Amazing Grace,” says the New York Times, “is a canny blend of modernist skill and folkish Americana worth the price of the record all by itself.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Kronos Quartet:
    David Harrington, violin
    John Sherba, violin
    Hank Dutt, viola
    Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman
    Recorded January 1987 at Wellesley College Chapel, Wellesley, MA
    Engineer: John Newton
    Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

    Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
    Cover photograph by Nicholas Nixon

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Kronos Quartet
Release Date: 
Wednesday, July 15, 1987 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Brilliantly eclectic collection features South African composer Kevin Volans’s title piece. Ben Johnston’s “Amazing Grace,” says the New York Times, “is a canny blend of modernist skill and folkish Americana worth the price of the record all by itself.”

Description: 

Brilliantly eclectic collection features South African composer Kevin Volans’s title piece. Ben Johnston’s “Amazing Grace,” says the New York Times, “is a canny blend of modernist skill and folkish Americana worth the price of the record all by itself.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman
Recorded January 1987 at Wellesley College Chapel, Wellesley, MA
Engineer: John Newton
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
Cover photograph by Nicholas Nixon

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79163

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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67
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220
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Wednesday, July 1, 1987 - 04:00
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Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597916362
Price: 
7.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

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