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August 30, 2019

Sun Rings out today

Nonesuch Records has released Sun Rings, composed by Terry Riley for string quartet, chorus, and pre-recorded spacescapes and performed by Kronos Quartet with Volti. The ten-movement, 80-minute work is available on CD, as a digital download in MP3 and FLAC formats, and on Apple Music, Spotify and many other streaming services. Purchase/stream >

Sun Rings



Kronos Quartet
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Sunny Yang, cello

with Volti:
Artistic Director: Robert Geary
Soprano: Kelly Ballou (soloist), Yuhi Aizawa Combatti, Shauna Fallihee, Andrea Mich
Mezzo-soprano: Lindsey McLennan Burdick, Elizabeth Kimble, Diana Pray, Colby Smith
Alto: Kristina Blehm, Monica Frame, Rachel Rush, Celeste Winant
Tenor: Ben Barr, Will Betts, Samuel Faustine, Julian Kusnadi
Baritone: Roderick Lowe, Jefferson Packer, Tim Silva, Cole Thomason-Redus
Bass: Jeff Bennett, Sidney Chen, Peter Dennis, Philip Saunders


Produced by Judith Sherman
Recorded November 13–15, 2017, at Skywalker Sound, a Lucasfilm Ltd. company, Marin County, California
Leslie Ann Jones, Engineer
Dann Thompson, Assistant Engineer
Jeanne Velonis, Post-production & Editing Assistant
Brian Mohr, Technical Assistant
Sidney Chen, Session Coordinator

Mixed November 30–December 1, 2018, at John Kilgore Sound, New York, New York
Mixed by John Kilgore, Judith Sherman, and David Harrington
Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig, Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine

Sounds of space courtesy of Dr. Donald A. Gurnett, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Iowa
Recorded sound transformation, David Dvorin
Recorded voice of Eugene Cernan from the film For All Mankind, courtesy of Al Reinert.

Design by Evan Gaffney Design
Cover and interior textile art by Joan Morris

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz


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