Concert Info

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Date: May 17, 2019

Time: 8:00 PM

City: San Francisco, California

Venue: Exploratorium

Presenter: Media Art Xploration


Kronos Eclipse

From MAX 2019: A Space Festival website: “San Francisco’s Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet has a gravitational force, unlike any other musical ensemble. Over 45 years, it has pulled thousands of collaborators into its orbit. While Kronos may be best known for its partnerships with artists like Laurie Anderson and Philip Glass, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and filmmakers Guy Maddin and Darren Aronofsky, it also frequently works side-by-side naturalists, astrophysicists, and other scientists. The NASA Art Program has even commissioned music for the group! As part of a space-themed multimedia concert, Kronos reprises “233rd Day, before and after Totality” by the Exploratorium’s composer-in-residence Wayne Grim. The piece was originally performed on August 21, 2017, to a computer sonification of the total solar eclipse, in real time, as the eclipse progressed.”

Terry Riley / Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector *
Blind Willie Johnson (arr. Stephen Prutsman) / Dark Was the Night +
Scott Johnson / How It Happens (The Voice of I.F. Stone): What Would Have Happened *
Aleksandra Vrebalov / The Sea Ranch Songs: IX. Starry Night *
Traditional (arr. Jacob Garchik) / The House of the Rising Sun (inspired by The Everly Brothers) +
Terry Riley / One Earth, One People, One Love from Sun Rings *
Wayne Grim / 233rd day, before and after Totality *

* Written for Kronos / + Arranged for Kronos

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