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Winter Was Hard

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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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    On Winter Was Hard, released September 30, 1988, on Nonesuch Records, Kronos Quartet draws from a remarkable range of composers, including Arvo Pärt, Astor Piazzolla, Terry Riley, John Lurie, John Zorn. USA Today called it “the most inviting collection of 20th-century music in a long time, easily Kronos' most cohesive album.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Kronos Quartet:
    David Harrington, violin
    John Sherba, violin
    Hank Dutt, viola
    Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
    with
    San Francisco Girls Chorus (1)
    Elizabeth Appling, director
    Earl L. Miller, reed organ (1)
    Christian Marclay, turntables (5)
    Ohta Hiromi, voice (5)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman and Kronos Quartet (1-4, 6-10)
    Recorded November 1987 at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA
    Engineer: John Newton
    Track 1 recorded January 1988 at St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA
    Engineers: Howard Johnston and John Newton
    Track 5 produced by John Zorn
    Recorded September 1987 at Russian Hill Recording, San Francisco, CA, by Howard Johnston, and at Metal Box Studio, Tokyo, Japan by Ono Seigen
    Mixed September 1987 at CBS Roppongi Studio, Tokyo, Japan by Ono Seigen
    Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

    Art direction and design: Kosh
    Cover photograph: Michele Clement

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Kronos Quartet draws from a remarkable range of composers, including Arvo Pärt, Astor Piazzolla, Terry Riley, John Lurie, John Zorn. USA Today called it “the most inviting collection of 20th-century music in a long time, easily Kronos' most cohesive album.”

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On Winter Was Hard, released September 30, 1988, on Nonesuch Records, Kronos Quartet draws from a remarkable range of composers, including Arvo Pärt, Astor Piazzolla, Terry Riley, John Lurie, John Zorn. USA Today called it “the most inviting collection of 20th-century music in a long time, easily Kronos' most cohesive album.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman and Kronos Quartet (1-4, 6-10)
Recorded November 1987 at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA
Engineer: John Newton
Track 1 recorded January 1988 at St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA
Engineers: Howard Johnston and John Newton
Track 5 produced by John Zorn
Recorded September 1987 at Russian Hill Recording, San Francisco, CA, by Howard Johnston, and at Metal Box Studio, Tokyo, Japan by Ono Seigen
Mixed September 1987 at CBS Roppongi Studio, Tokyo, Japan by Ono Seigen
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

Art direction and design: Kosh
Cover photograph: Michele Clement

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79181

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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CD+MP3
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MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
with
San Francisco Girls Chorus (1)
Elizabeth Appling, director
Earl L. Miller, reed organ (1)
Christian Marclay, turntables (5)
Ohta Hiromi, voice (5)

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