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January 23, 2018

A Thousand Thoughts: “You don’t have to be bound by a category or by what’s been done before.”

Yesterday, Kronos and filmmakers Sam Green and Joe Bini debuted A Thousand Thoughts – A Live Documentary by Sam Green and Kronos Quartet at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah. The premiere continues this Thursday at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Center for the Arts.

Bruce Kasanoff reviewed A Thousand Thoughts for Forbes, writing, “Green promised that the documentary would ‘use the story of the Kronos Quartet to create a larger work about the mysterious ways in which music moves us, about time passing, loss and beauty, and about utopia.’ That’s a tall order, but the live documentary delivers. It’s a pensive, rewarding, and touching experience. You feel humbled and awed to watch these performers in action as the history of their lives – and of musicians who preceded them – flashes behind them… What I value most about this event is the degree to which all involved have built a career out of busting traditional boundaries and preconceptions. A Thousand Thoughts is a powerful motivation tool for anyone who bristles at the idea of fitting into neat little boxes. You don’t have to be bound by a category or by what’s been done before. Yes, you may have to hustle or even raise funds on Kickstarter, but based on the audience’s reaction tonight, the extra effort will be more than worth it.” Read the full review >

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January 04, 2018

Bicoastal theatrical debut of “Green Fog” includes special events with David Harrington, Guy Maddin

We are thrilled to announce that The Green Fog will have its theatrical debut this Friday, January 5th, on both the East and West Coasts of the United States at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco and the IFC Center in New York City.

Kronos’ artistic director, founder and violinist David Harrington will be present at the first of four screenings at the Roxie for a Q&A on 1/5 at 7:00 p.m.

Iconoclastic filmmaker and The Green Fog co-director Guy Maddin will be present at three of the four screenings at the IFC Center for Q&As on 1/5 at 8:55 p.m. and 1/6 at 4:50 p.m. and 8:55 p.m.

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December 27, 2017

UPDATED – Ladilikan is fRoots, Songlines and Transglobal World Music Chart’s “Album of the Year”

It’s that time of the year again, the season for music critics’ year-end best-of lists. We’re humbled and thrilled that, as of today, Ladilikan – our joint album with Trio Da Kali that was released this fall by World Circuit Records – has been highlighted by:

Songlines, as one of the magazine’s ten “Best Albums of 2017”
fRoots, as the magazine’s “Critics Poll Album of the Year 2017”
– Transglobal World Music Chart, as the music critic network’s “Best Album of 2017”
Bandcamp Weekly, as one of the podcast’s four “Essential LPs of 2017”
World Music Central, as the online magazine’s “Best World Music Album of 2017”

The album has also been included on year-end lists by NPR Music (#42 of 50), The Vinyl Factory (#46 of 50), The Guardian (#50 of 50), Uncut (#43 of 75), and Sounds & Books (#4 of 20 chosen by editor Sebastian Meißner); and world/foreign music year-end lists by Qobuz (#1 of 94), Ekstra Bladets (#1 of 20), MixedWorldMusic (#2 of 10), Giornale Della Musica (#2 of 20) and Mojo (#9 of 10); as well as holiday gift guides by Afropop Worldwide and The Mercury News.

Order or stream the album now >

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December 19, 2017

Watch Kronos perform at NPR Music’s 10th Anniversary Concert

“Collaboration. It’s at the heart of many of NPR Music’s finest moments,” writes NPR music producer Tom Huizenga for All Songs Considered today. “And it’s in the DNA of the intrepid Kronos Quartet, which some 40 years ago began working with composers around the globe to spotlight new music. Opening our 10th anniversary concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., Kronos, true to form, gave an appreciative audience both a world premiere and an extraordinary surprise collaboration.” Click here to watch our entire set from the celebration.

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December 06, 2017

A Thousand Thoughts to premiere at Sundance in January

A Thousand Thoughts – A Live Documentary by Sam Green and Kronos Quartet will receive back-to-back premieres in January 2018 at the Sundance Film Festival as part of New Frontier, the Sundance Institute’s curated collection of “the most innovative independent production and experimentation at the crossroads of film, art and technology that is being created today,” and Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, which helped commission the project through its Wexner Center Artist Residency Award program. Watch the trailer >

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Concert Schedule

Aug5Santa Cruz, CaliforniaSanta Cruz Civic Auditorium
Sep1Zakopane, PolandKościół Świętego Krzyża w Zakopanem
Sep4Santa Barbara, CaliforniaCampbell Hall
Sep6Turin, ItalyConservatorio Giuseppe Verdi
Sep7Milan, ItalyPiccolo Teatro Grassi
Sep9Ventspils, LatviaLielā zāle, Teātra nams “Jūras vārti”

Kronos tours often! View all of our venues and dates.

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