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Kronos Quartet Plays Sigur Rós

Kronos Quartet Plays Sigur Rós

2007

“I first heard Sigur Rós in 2000. I could not stop listening to them. Sigur Rós create entire universes with their sound: imaginary places populated by desires and colors and feelings that belong solely to the fleetingly understood realm of music. Kronos had to play their music.”

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David Harrington, Kronos Quartet

About the album

This single includes two staples of Kronos’ live concerts for several years: an arrangement of Icelandic experimental rock group Sigur Rós’s “Flugufrelsarinn” (“The Fly Freer”) and an arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” inspired by American guitarist Jim Hendrix’s performances of the US national anthem.

SELECT CREDITS

Kronos Quartet
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Jeffrey Zeigler, cello

  1. Flugufrelsarinn (Kronos version)
    Composed Sigur Rós, arr. Stephen Prutsman
  2. Star-Spangled Banner (Kronos version, inspired by Jimi Hendrix) Traditional, arr. Stephen Prutsman and Kronos

Released by Nonesuch Records

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