October 07, 2016

AVAILABLE NOW! Five new string quartets from Kronos’ Fifty for the Future

As of today, you can now learn to play new string quartets written by Ken Benshoof, Nicole Lizée, Kala Ramnath, Tanya Tagaq, and Merlijn Twaalfhoven! Scores and parts, recordings, and additional learning materials are now available on our website, free of charge.

Commissioned for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, these join previously released works by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Fodé Lassana Diabaté, Garth Knox, Aleksandra Vrebalov, and Wu Man. When completed in 2020, this collection will feature 50 new works composed by an eclectic, international group of 25 female and 25 male composers. Kronos’ Fifty for the Future is devoted to the most contemporary approaches to the string quartet and designed expressly for the training of students and emerging professionals.

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October 03, 2016

Kronos’ Fifty for the Future at UCLA

We’re headed to Los Angeles this week for a residency at the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, a Legacy Partner of Kronos’ Fifty for the Future! We are deeply honored to join SITI Company Anne Bogart, Robert Wilson and Laurie Anderson as a CAP UCLA Artist Fellow, a program “dedicated to celebrating masters of their craft.”

If you’re in LA, we’ll be performing at UCLA Royce Hall on Friday at 8PM, the same day we release materials for the next five Fifty for the Future compositions. The first half of the concert will feature new works commissioned from Scottish violist Garth Knox, Trio Da Kali’s balafon player Fodé Lassana Diabaté, Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq, Azerbaijani contemporary composer Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Canada’s “brilliant musical scientist” Nicole Lizée, and Indian violin virtuoso Kala Ramnath for Kronos’ Fifty for the Future education initiative.

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