Matias Tarnopolsky

Published on Mar 28, 2014

Tarnopolsky, director of U.C. Berkeley’s Cal Performances, explores the “magnetic effect” of Kronos and reflects on the extent and multicultural breadth of the Kronos repertoire.

Fodé Lassana Diabaté

Published on Feb 22, 2014

Diabaté, balafonist and music director of Mali’s Trio Da Kali, reflects on his group’s new collaboration with Kronos—including surprises in combining oral and written musical traditions.

Mary Kouyoumdjian

Published on Feb 06, 2014

Composer Kouyoumdjian discusses the inspiration for her work Bombs of Beirut, the fifth composition to be commissioned through the Kronos: Under 30 Project for young composers.

Jherek Bischoff

Published on Feb 06, 2014

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Bischoff recalls his favorite New Year’s Eve (with Kronos’ recording of Philip Glass’ Dracula soundtrack) and the experience of rehearsing with Kronos.

Yuri Boguinia

Published on Feb 06, 2014

Boguinia, one of the youngest composers ever commissioned by Kronos, discusses the Quartet’s appeal and impact across the generations.

Lucy Durán

Published on Feb 22, 2014

Renowned scholar and African music expert Durán discusses Kronos’ signature approach to cross-cultural collaboration, including the Quartet’s new project with Mali’s Trio Da Kali.