Tag Archives: Kronos Quartet

SAVAK released new 7″ (listen), list their favorite LPs of 2017, touring

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

SAVAK will be on a short tour in January featuring The Effects (members of Faraquet and Beauty Pill) and North Carolina’s fierce, nervy Patois Counselors .

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NPR’s Top 50 Albums of 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

As always, NPR’s list mixes the pop/rock/rap/electronic/etc choices that most lists have with jazz, contemporary classical, and other stuff you may not have heard of.

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Bon Iver, Jeff Tweedy, Margo Price & more celebrated NPR Music’s 10th anniversary (pics, videos)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Robert Glasper, Kronos Quartet, Bilal, Black Thought, Tank and the Bangas and even more showed up to the event, which had an entirely surprise lineup.

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Uncut’s Top 75 Albums of 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

As usual, Uncut‘s list has some similarities to their sister publication MOJO, but they have some other surprises in store too.

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Ecstatic Music Festival: 2018 lineup & tickets (Julianna Barwick, Kronos Quartet & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 2018 Ecstatic Music Festival runs from January 27 to April 26 at The Kaufman Center in NYC, bringing together many artists and composers across various genres for collaborative performances.

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Playful, Entertaining Solo Cello Improvisation and an Album Release Show in Queens by Daniel Levin

Source: New York Music Daily

There are plenty of cellists who can jam, but Daniel Levin is as fearless and sometimes devastatingly intense as an improviser can get. He has an irresistibly fun new  album of solo improvisation, Living, streaming at Bandcamp and an album release show coming up this Saturday night, Oct 28 on a killer triplebill with Indian-influenced psych-folk songwriter Larkin Grimm and guitarmeister Brandon Seabrook‘s pummeling two-drum Die Trommel Fatale at Holo, 1090 Wyckoff Ave. in Ridgewood. The show starts at 8, the club’s web page is dead and nobody is saying publicly who’s playing when, but it doesn’t really matter. ...

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BAM Next Wave Festival: 2017 Lineup & Tickets

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

BAM has announced the lineup of the 2017 Next Wave Festival which takes place September 14 – December 16, featuring 31 dance, music, opera, theater, physical theater, and performance art engagements…

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Devendra Banhart, k.d. lang, Caetano Veloso, Chris Thile & more played “A Nonesuch Celebration” @ BAM (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

BAM paid tribute to Bob Hurwitz — who ran innovative label Nonesuch (“The Label Without Labels”) from 1984 to 2014 — on Saturday, April 4 at a concert dubbed “A Nonesuch Celebration.”

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Ecstatic Music Festival: 2017 lineup & tickets (Sleigh Bells, Kronos Quartet, San Fermin & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 2017 Ecstatic Music Festival runs Jan 9 through May 13 at The Kaufman Center in NYC.

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BAM winter/spring 2017 season (Tom Ze, Stephin Merritt, Devendra Banhart, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

BAM has announced its 2017 winter/spring season, which runs from January 11 – June 10 and features theater, dance, music, and opera…

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Steve Reich 80th birthday celebrations happening at Carnegie Hall with Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The celebrations also include works by Philip Glass, Terry Riley, David Lang, and more.

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Members of Wilco, REM, Yo La Tengo & more playing Big Star tribute in L.A.

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

As happens from time to time, a huge tribute to the legendary Big Star has been announced in LA with members of Wilco, Yo La Tengo, REM and many more. On April 27 at The Alex Theatre in Glendale, Jeff Tweedy, Pat Sansone, Ira Kaplan, Mike Mills, Jessica Pratt, Robyn Hitchcock and more will join Jody Stephens of Big Star and an orchestra conducted by original arranger Carl Marsh to perform the entirety of their classic album Third/Sister Lovers

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J Mascis, Patti Smith & more added to this week’s big David Bowie tributes; Radio City show will be streamed live

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Those already star-studded David Bowie tributes at  Carnegie Hall and Radio City happening this week have added even more artists to their lineups. Thursday’s show at Carnegie (3/31) now features Patti Smith and Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello, while Friday’s Radio City show (4/1) has added Esperanza Spalding, Ron Pope and TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone

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Powerful, Provocative and Playful Performances at the Opening of the New St. Ann’s Warehouse

Source: New York Music Daily

If you could perform a Yoko Ono world premiere with the Kronos Quartet and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, wouldn’t you jump at the opportunity? That’s what the audience at the grand opening of the new St. Ann’s Warehouse in Dumbo did Saturday night…literally. It was a playful Pauline Oliveros-style improv: everybody got to be rain, and snow, and a momentary thunderstorm. It wasn’t on the bill: from the looks of it, those of us who knew about it beforehand kept that information to ourselves.

The rest of the program embraced the cutting-edge, the profound and the warmly familliar. ...

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Powerful, Provocative and Playful Performances at the Opening of the New St. Ann’s Warehouse

Source: New York Music Daily

If you could perform a Yoko Ono world premiere with the Kronos Quartet and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, wouldn’t you jump at the opportunity? That’s what the audience at the grand opening of the new St. Ann’s Warehouse in Dumbo did Saturday night…literally. It was a playful Pauline Oliveros-style improv: everybody got to be rain, and snow, and a momentary thunderstorm. It wasn’t on the bill: from the looks of it, those of us who knew about it beforehand kept that information to ourselves.

The rest of the program embraced the cutting-edge, the profound and the warmly familliar. ...

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11 Awesome Movie Soundtracks You Need to Listen To

Source: Rock On Philly

There are so many soundtracks that qualify as great, but here is a list that’s a little different than the others.  The top 11 listed below were chosen not only for their musical prowess, but also because they enhance their respective movie in some way. You will find a variety of music styles here, from doo-wop and classic rock, to EDM and string quartets.

11. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Composer Clint Mansell led the Kronos Quartet through their perfectly harmonious and minimalist score for Requiem for a Dream. The soundtrack is broken into Summer, Fall, and Winter. It ...

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A Shattering Roulette Performance of Mary Kouyoumdjian Works Commemorating the Genocide in Armenia

Source: New York Music Daily

Last night’s concert at Roulette included what were arguably the most harrowing moments onstage at any New York performance since Sung Jin Hong premiered his rumbling, macabre real-time depiction of the Hiroshima nuclear bombing at a Chelsea show with the One World Symphony a couple of years ago. This one commemorated the centenary of an even more lethal series of events, the holocaust in Armenia, via four works by the riveting, individualistic composer Mary Kouyoumdjian.

For those with gaps in their history, no nation in the past hundred fifty years was depopulated by mass murder to the extent ...

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A Methodically Riveting Laurie Anderson/Kronos Quartet Collaboration at BAM

Source: New York Music Daily

If you’d assumed that Laurie Anderson and the Kronos Quartet had collaborated before now, you’re not the only one. Anderson recently joked that she’d assumed as much. But the iconic minimalist violinist/composer/wit and the long-running ensemble actually haven’t worked together until now. They’re in the midst of a run through Sept 27 at BAM’s Harvey Theatre, whose barewall space, believe it or not, is very sonically welcoming to their performance of their new work, Landfall, a somberly matter-of-fact suite of sorts. While Anderson wrapped up writing it during the hurricane here a couple of years ago, its scope is ...

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