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Back On Stage at Bang On A Can’s LOUD Weekend

Thanks to everyone who came out to Bang on a Can’s LOUD Weekend at MASS MoCA last month! Kronos had a blast being back on stage to premiere new works by Sky Macklay, Mary Kouyoumdjian, and more. For those who were not able to join us, check out the recent New York Times review, and for those who missed David’s listening party on Saturday and want to know what’s on his turntable, here is a recap of his summer picks: 
 
  1. “Women Sing in the Forest” – Bayaka Pygmies, from Song of the Forest
  2. “Mi par dude ancora” – Beniamino Gigli, from Georges Bizet’s “I pescatori di perle”
  3. “Groung” – Zabelle Panosian, from To What Strange Place: Music of the Ottoman-American Diaspora
  4. “Weddell Seals”
  5. “Balada Conducatorolui (Ballad of a Dictator)” – Nicolae Neacsu (Taraf di Haïdouks)
  6. “Nunc Dimmittis (Vespers)” – USSR State Academic Chamber Choir, from Sergei Rachmaninov’s All Night Vigil
  7. “Pari Intervallo” by Arvo Pärt – Ritva Koistinen
  8. “For All We Know” – Nina Simone
  9. “Chant De Deploration Sur la Cadavre Boyiwa” – Aka Pygmies
  10. “Dadra In Raga Bhairavi” – Dr. N. Rajam
  11. String Quartet Op. 127 in E-Flat Major by Ludwig van Beethoven – Budapest Quartet
  12. Sounds of North American Tree Frogs narrated by Charles M. Bogert
  13. St. Matthew Passion by J. S. Bach – Kathleen Ferrier, contralto; David McCallum, violin
  14. ‘Trois Beaux Oiseaux du Paradis” – Maurice Ravel
  15. “God Shall Wipe All Tears Away” by Antonio Haskell -Mahalia Jackson
  16. “Boogie Woogie #3A” by Conlon Nancarrow/Trimpin – Kronos Quartet
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