Sun Rings wins Grammy

Thank you to the Recording Academy for recognizing Terry Riley: Sun Rings, Kronos’ 2019 Nonesuch Records album, with the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Classical. The album was engineered by Leslie Ann Jones; mixed by John Kilgore, Judith Sherman, and David Harrington; and mastered by Robert C. Ludwig. Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees.

We’d like to thank Leslie Ann Jones and her team at Skywalker Sound – Dann Thompson and Jeanne Velonis – as well as producer Judy Sherman, who also mixed the album with John Kilgore and Kronos’ artistic director, founder, and violinist David Harrington; and Bob Ludwig and Gateway Mastering Studios. Thank you also to Terry Riley; Dr. Don Gurnett and David Dvorin, who were instrumental in realizing the piece; Volti and its founder and artistic director Robert Geary; Kronos Performing Arts Association staff members, current and former, Brian Mohr, Sidney Chen, and Reshena Liao; David Bither and the entire Nonesuch team; and those involved in the creation of the Sun Rings production: designers Willie Williams, Larry Neff, and Mark Grey, and producer Janet Cowperthwaite. We are grateful for Sun Rings’ commissioners: the NASA Art Program, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation’s Multi-Arts Production Fund, Hancher Auditorium/University of Iowa, Society for the Performing Arts, Eclectic Orange Festival/Philharmonic Society of Orange County, SFJAZZ, Barbican, London, U.K., University of Texas Performing Arts Center, Austin (with the support of the Topfer Endowment for Performing Arts), and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Learn more about the album >

The “One Earth, One People, One Love” film was commissioned for Kronos by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Additional support was provided by Treatment Studio, London.

Watch a KPIX feature on Leslie Ann Jones >

Watch a Grammy feature on Leslie Ann Jones >

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