Articles tagged kronos quartet

The Dissolution of War in ‘Beyond Zero’

A dream or collective memory mediated by dying nitrate into a mournful musical space.

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A Major Birthday Bash for Minimalist Music Mastermind Terry Riley

Terry Riley turned 80 on June 24, and not unexpectedly, the honors for the mastermind of musical Minimalism have been hardly minimal.

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The Great Scores: ‘The Fountain’ and a Sonic Road to Awe

Clint Mansell’s score for Darren Aronofsky’s metaphysical science fiction film, The Fountain, is a masterpiece of both film music and contemporary art music.

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Kronos Quartet: Kronos at 40 - Lincoln Center Out of Doors, New York

A number of premieres, a number of other artists, guests and collaborators and the NY performance debut of cellist Sunny Jungin Yang were all part of the free shows given by the Kronos Quartet as part of their 40th anniversary celebration at Lincoln Center.

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Steve Reich and Kronos Quartet: WTC 9/11, Mallet Quartet, Dance Patterns

Much like Gavin Bryars' "The Sinking of the Titanic," composer Steven Reich applies his minimal composition technique to address a great tragedy. The remaining works on this CD don't even come close to following suit.

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Kronos Quartet / Kimmo Pohjonen / Samuli Kosminen: Uniko

Did you know that if you threw an accordion, percussion, electronics, and an accordion into a blender that you might end up with one of the best albums of the year?

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Kronos Quartet: Floodplain

Floodplain is a worldly album in every sense of the word, appropriating styles, melodies, and even musicians from spots around the globe.

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27 May 2009 // 8:54 AM

2 Mar 2009 // 8:00 PM

Kronos Quartet

Sometimes it's not the name in lights that's the main attraction.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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