Date: March 23, 2013
Time: 8:00 PM
City: Long Beach, California
Venue: Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Presenter: Carpenter Performing Arts Center - CSU Long Beach
Composed by Terry Riley
Willie Williams, Visual Design
Larry Neff, Lighting Design
Mark Grey, Sound Design
Brian Mohr, Audio Engineer
Sun Rings (2002)
for string quartet, chorus and pre-recorded spacescapes
1. Sun Rings Overture
2. Hero Danger
4. Planet Elf Sindoori
5. Earth Whistlers
6. Earth/Jupiter Kiss
7. The Electron Cyclotron Frequency Parlour
8. Prayer Central
9. Venus Upstream
10. One Earth, One People, One Love
Kronos Performing Arts Association, Production Management
Janet Cowperthwaite, Producer
Laird Rodet, Project Development
Don Gurnett, Project Advisor
David Dvorin, Recorded Sound Transformation
Mark Logue, Associate Video Director
Sidney Chen, Artistic Administrator/Chorus Liaison
Sun Rings runs approximately one hour and thirty minutes with no intermission.
Sun Rings was commissioned for the Kronos Quartet by the NASA Art Program, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation’s Multi-Arts Production Fund, Hancher Auditorium/University of Iowa, Society for the Performing Arts, Eclectic Orange Festival/Philharmonic Society of Orange County, SFJAZZ, Barbican, London, U.K., University of Texas Performing Arts Center, Austin (with the support of the Topfer Endowment for Performing Arts), and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Additional contributions from Stephen K. Cassidy, Margaret Lyon, Greg G. Minshall, and David A. and Evelyne T. Lennette made this work possible.
The Kronos Quartet’s engagement is made possible in part by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation to support the Kronos Performing Arts Association’s California Performances and Residencies Initiative.
Laurie Anderson joins Kronos for the world premiere of her new evening-length work at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (Feb 1 & 2, 2013), followed by performances at the Adelaide Festival (Mar 2, 2013), Bing Concert Hall at Stanford Live (Apr 20 & 21, 2013), Peak Performances at Montclair State University in New Jersey (May 10 & 11, 2013), and the Barbican (June 28, 2013).