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Sam Green and Kronos Quartet: A Thousand Thoughts – a live documentary at Barbican Hall, London
Friday, May 18, 2018
Venue telephone: Box Office 020 7638 8891
Venue website: http://www.barbican.org.uk
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Sam Green and Kronos Quartet: A Thousand Thoughts – a live documentary
Friday 18 May 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 - 35 plus booking fee
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sam Green and the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet have teamed up to create a multimedia concert, A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary by Sam Green & Kronos Quartet, this screening and performance tells the multi-decade and continent-spanning story of the ground-breaking string quartet. The evening will include live music, narration, archival footage and filmed interviews with such prominent artists as Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, Wu Man, and Terry Riley, among others.
Kronos Quartet will perform music written especially for them, such as selections from Black Angels by George Crumb and String Quartet No. 2 (Company): Movement II by Philip Glass, as well as music arranged for them, such as Flow by Laurie Anderson (arr. Jacob Garchik).
New York-based documentary filmmaker Sam Green’s previous works include The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller. This film was screened alongside narration by Green and a score composed and performed live by art-rock outfit Yo La Tengo at a Barbican-produced event at Milton Court Concert Hall in December 2013.
Kronos Quartet’s career of more than 40 years has seen them attain status as one of the world’s most celebrated and influential ensembles. They have performed thousands of concerts globally and released more than 60 recordings. The group’s last visit to the Barbican in May 2016 saw them perform a kaleidoscopic set ranging from minimalist compositions to Irish folk, American country and Indian ragas.
A Thousand Thoughts’ trailer can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/185159503
On sale to Barbican members on Thursday 19 October
On general sale on Friday 20 October
Produced by the Barbican
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