Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet - Released 1985-1995 (1995) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 14, 2018
Kronos Quartet - Released 1985-1995 (1995) (Repost)

Kronos Quartet - Released 1985-1995 (1995)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:39:48 | 459 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 7559793942

Kronos is a quality act. No quartet currently performing has done more to bridge the divide between popular and ‘serious’ music, and although others have served contemporary repertoire with equal dedication (the Arditti Quartet being among the most notable), Kronos take top laurels for imagination, presentation and an intuitive sense of what best ‘connects’ with a non-specialist music-loving audience.

Kronos Quartet: 25 Years (1998) (10 CD Box Set) REPOST  Music

Posted by murena at March 6, 2018
Kronos Quartet: 25 Years (1998) (10 CD Box Set) REPOST

Kronos Quartet: 25 Years (1998) (10 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 2,42 Gb | Scans -> 14,8 mb
MP3 320 kbps | 10 CDs, 10:32:57 min | 1,43 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Nonesuch

The 20th century has not been kind to most standard classical music forms. The piano sonata, the concerto, the symphony – none of them have disappeared entirely, but none remain in a state that could be called even remotely healthy. The same was true of the string quartet until 1973, when violinist David Harrington got some friends together to play contemporary music and offered his old high-school composition teacher a bag of donuts if he'd write a piece for them…

Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 5, 2018
Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall (2018)

Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall (2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 345 MB
Label: Nonesuch ‎– 564164-2 | Tracks: 30 | Time: 69:37 min
Classical, Electronic

Out on Nonesuch Records, new album from Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet’s Landfall, a work inspired by Anderson’s experience of Hurricane Sandy, and the first collaboration between the iconic storyteller/musician and the groundbreaking string quartet, who perform together on the recording. Landfall juxtaposes lush electronics and strings with Anderson’s powerful descriptions of loss, from water-logged pianos to disappearing animal species to Dutch karaoke bars.
Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall (2018) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Front Cover | 79:37 minutes | 712 MB
Alternative, Instrumental | Label: Nonesuch

Laurie Anderson has teamed up with the Kronos Quartet for a new album. Landfall is out February 16 via Nonesuch. The piece, inspired by Anderson’s experience during Hurricane Sandy, has been performed multiple times at festivals.

Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 15, 2018
Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall (2018)

Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall (2018)
Classical, Electronic | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 366 MB
Label: Nonesuch | Tracks: 30 | Time: 69:38 min

Out on Nonesuch Records, new album from Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet’s Landfall, a work inspired by Anderson’s experience of Hurricane Sandy, and the first collaboration between the iconic storyteller/musician and the groundbreaking string quartet, who perform together on the recording. Landfall juxtaposes lush electronics and strings with Anderson’s powerful descriptions of loss, from water-logged pianos to disappearing animal species to Dutch karaoke bars.

Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Feb. 15, 2018
Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall (2018)

Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:09:53 | 160 Mb
Modern Classical, Avantgarde | Label: Nonesuch Records, WEA International

Hurricane Sandy was a horrific natural disaster that no one would care to relive, except perhaps for the brilliant polymath Laurie Anderson. In Landfall, her 70-minute multimedia piece featuring the Kronos Quartet, she doesn't revisit the storm so much as ruminate – sometimes with dry wit – on the idea of how we handle loss. With a dream-like blend of electronics, acoustic instruments, high-tech software and voice overs, she searches for meaning in the mystery of it all.

Kronos Quartet - Bob Ostertag: All the Rage (1992) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 28, 2018
Kronos Quartet - Bob Ostertag: All the Rage (1992) (Repost)

Kronos Quartet - Bob Ostertag: All the Rage (1992)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 16:15 | 106 MB
Genre: Modern Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 7559793322

This stirring release was written by acclaimed composer/sampler artist Bob Ostertag, and performed alongside the Kronos Quartet. A stark response to the AIDS epidemic (with the proceeds of all sales of this disc going to AIDS research), the quartet follows an opening sing-spiel narrative before diving into a section of Ostertag's cut-up loops of crowds cheering, and intense string work from the quartet.

Kronos Quartet - In Formation (1990)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 23, 2017
Kronos Quartet - In Formation (1990)

Kronos Quartet - In Formation (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 33:45 | 179 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Reference Records | Catalog: 9

Kronos is a musical institution over 40 years in existence, championing and commissioning contemporary, even avant-garde and multimedia, classical compositions but the quartet started slow, in a period of experimentation when classical, rock, and jazz began to explore each other's domain. The Turtle Island Quartet, founded in 1985, shares similar roots, and the chamber jazz group Oregon, founded in 1971, also skirts Third Steam with their bass, guitar, oboe, and percussion.
Kronos Quartet and Wu Man - Terry Riley: The Cusp of Magic (2008) (Repost)

Kronos Quartet and Wu Man - Terry Riley: The Cusp of Magic (2008)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 42:48 | 205 MB
Genre: Modern Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 360508

For Terry Riley's 70th birthday, the Kronos Quartet commissioned him to write a piece for them, and he decided to include pipa player Wu Man (who also sings), as well as drum, rattle, various toys, and synthesizer. It's the most eclectic piece Riley has written for Kronos; he outdoes himself in the number of world music traditions, Western styles, and eccentric instruments he incorporates into The Cusp of Magic, whose title refers to the summer solstice.

Joan Jeanrenaud (ex- Kronos Quartet) - Metamorphosis (2002)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 5, 2017
Joan Jeanrenaud (ex- Kronos Quartet) - Metamorphosis (2002)

Joan Jeanrenaud - Metamorphosis (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Covers included
Classical, Contemporary, Chamber | Label: New Albion | 01:02:33

Cellist Joan Jeanrenaud's first solo album since leaving her 20-year gig with the celebrated Kronos Quartet finds her exploring areas that aren't exactly a huge departure from the type of edgy modern music she played with her old group, but it does show what she can do when given her own space to work with. The results are impressive. Most of the compositions are for solo cello with looped cello parts captured digitally or on tape, while one is written for cello and computer-generated sounds and another for cello and "electronics." The composers are a combination of names familiar (Steve Mackey, Philip Glass, Hamza el Din) and new (Mark Grey, Jeanrenaud herself), and while the pieces aren't all equally interesting there are several works of stunning beauty here. One of the most engaging is el Din's "Escalay + 17:10," with its looped Egyptian melodies, and another is Jeanrenaud's own "Altar Piece," which makes extensive use of electronic tone alteration and layering, and on which she exercises masterful control of whispery artificial harmonics. But the album's highlight is a piece by Karen Tanaka entitled "Song of Songs." Inspired by the Old Testament book of the same name, which is essentially an extended love song, Tanaka builds a sweet, simple, and beautifully textured work out of cello and computer-generated sounds. As always, Jeanrenaud's playing is virtuosic but never showy. Highly recommended.