Kronos Quartet performing new work by J.G. Thirwell

Kronos Quartet
Margaret Leng Tan
Victor Gama
Matmos

PLAYING WITH TOYS & TECHNOLOGY

Zankel Hall (Seating Chart)
Friday, March 12, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Tickets from $28 – $42

Using an orchestra of toys, instruments constructed from remnant military materials by children from Angola, and technology capable of capturing tones emitted by the desert, Kronos revisits the joy in discovering new sounds through new means. The program features toy piano virtuoso Margaret Leng Tan and Portuguese instrument builder Victor Gama, and a new work for Kronos by J. G. Thirlwell inspired by environmental acoustic phenomena. To conclude the evening, Kronos is joined by electronic duo Matmos, for a tribute to Terry Riley.

The Program

Kronos Quartet
·· David Harrington, Violin
·· John Sherba, Violin
·· Hank Dutt, Viola
·· Jeffrey Zeigler, Cello
Margaret Leng Tan, Toy Piano, Toy Orchestra, and Vocals
Victor Gama, Pangeia Instrumentos
Matmos
·· Drew Daniel, Electronics
·· M.C. Schmidt, Electronics

Program / Program Notes / The Artists

[via Alexander Natas]

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