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July 20, 2018

Behind in the #KronosChallenge? Catch up today

The first ever Kronos Listening Challenge began on July 14. Thank you to everyone around the world who has been following #KronosChallenge on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and listening to each album we’ve posted. If you’d like to participate, but are behind (or just getting started), you can catch up by following the links below.

#34: Bob Ostertag: All the Rage (October 1993, Nonesuch Records)
#33: Night Prayers (September 1994, Nonesuch Records)
#32: Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass (February 1995, Nonesuch Records)
#31: Howl, U.S.A. (May 1996, Nonesuch Records)
#30: Osvaldo Golijov: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, with David Krakauer (March 1997, Nonesuch Records)
#29: Tan Dun: Ghost Opera, with Wu Man (March 1997, Nonesuch Records)
#28: Early Music (Lachrymæ Antiquæ) (September 1997, Nonesuch Records)

(UPDATED August 16)

For 50 days, we are featuring one or two albums from our catalogue each day on social media. We invite you to listen to all 54 recordings. Download the #KronosChallenge Listening Card to keep track of what you’ve heard.

Show us where you are when you listen to each album. Tag your photos with #KronosChallenge or post them in reply to each post on Facebook or Twitter.

#27: John Adams: Gnarly Buttons & John’s Book of Alleged Dances (April 1998, Nonesuch Records)
#26: Kronos Quartet Performs Alfred Schnittke: The Complete String Quartets (May 1998, Nonesuch Records)
#25: Dracula: Music by Philip Glass (August 1999, Nonesuch Records / re-release October 2016, Orange Mountain Music)
#24: Caravan (April 2000, Nonesuch Records)
#23: Requiem for a Dream: Original music composed by Clint Mansell (September 2000, Nonesuch Records)
#22: Steve Reich: Triple Quartet (October 2001, Nonesuch Records)
#21: Nuevo (April 2002, Nonesuch Records)

Fan submitted photos for #KronosChallenge
Selection of fan submitted photos for #KronosChallenge

#20: Harry Partch: U.S. Highball, with David Barron (August 2003, Nonesuch Records)
#19: Mugam Sayagi: Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (January 2005, Nonesuch Records)
#18: You’ve Stolen My Heart: Songs from R D Burman’s Bollywood, with Asha Bhosle and featuring Zakir Hussain and Wu Man (August 2005, Nonesuch Records)
#17: The Fountain: Music from the Motion Picture (November 2006, Nonesuch Records)
#16b: Henryk Górecki: String Quartet No. 3 – ... Songs are Sung (March 2007, Nonesuch Records)
#16a: Henryk Górecki: String Quartet No. 1 – Already It Is Dusk / String Quartet No. 2 – Quasi una Fantasia (June 1993, Nonesuch Records)
#15b: Terry Riley: Requiem for Adam (September 2001, Nonesuch Records)
#15a: Terry Riley: The Cusp of Magic, with Wu Man (February 2008, Nonesuch Records)
#14: Floodplain (May 2009, Nonesuch Records)
#13: Music of Central Asia, Vol. 8: Rainbow,  with Alim & Fargana Qasimov and Homayun Sakhi (March 2010, Smithsonian Folkways)
#12: Uniko, with Kimmo Pohjonen and Samuli Kosminen (February 2011, Ondine Records)
#11: Music Of Vladimir Martynov (January 2012, Nonesuch Records)

Kronos dominos
Video by @QuimeTapu

#10: Aheym: Kronos Quartet plays music by Bryce Dessner (November 2013, Anti-)
#9: A Thousand Thoughts (April 2014, Nonesuch)
#8: Derek Charke: Tundra Songs (March 2015, Centrediscs)
#7: Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector: Music of Terry Riley (June 2015, Nonesuch)
#6b: Kronos Plays Holmgreen (October 2008, Dacapo)
#6a: Pelle Gundmundsen-Holmgreen: Green Ground with Theatre of Voices (June 2016, Dacapo)
#5: Aleksandra Vrebalov: The Sea Ranch Songs (September 2016, Cantaloupe)
#4: Folk Songs (June 2017, Nonesuch)
#3: Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet: Ladilikan (September 2017, World Circuit)
#2: Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet: Landfall (February 2018, Nonesuch)
#1: Michael Gordon: Clouded Yellow (May 2018, Cantaloupe)

#KronosChallenge no challenge at all
Photo by @run_through_cologne


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