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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  Comics

Posted by Lebedev30 at Dec. 22, 2017

Français | CBR | 49 pages | 47.7 MB
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.

Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet - Ladilikan (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 5, 2017
Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet - Ladilikan (2017)

Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet - Ladilikan (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 376 MB
Label: World Circuit ‎– WCD093 | Tracks: 10 | Time: 46:42 min
World, Jazz, Classical

Ladilikan, the new album by Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet, represents a landmark in cultural cross-fertilisation that both parties rank among the most satisfying musical experiences of their careers. David Harrington, Kronos’ artistic director and founder, enthuses that the album is “one of the most beautiful Kronos has ever done.” On first hearing their griot grooves being played by violins, viola and cello, Trio da Kali’s musical director Fodé Lassana Diabaté said, “This is going to be the best collaboration of my life.”
Kronos Quartet with Joan Jeanrenaud - Music of Vladimir Martynov (2012) [Repost]

Kronos Quartet with Joan Jeanrenaud - Music of Vladimir Martynov (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Nonesuch | # 529776-2 | Time: 01:08:47

Vladimir Martynov, born in 1946, is one of the cohort of composers that includes Arvo Pärt, Giya Kancheli, and Valentin Silvestrov, who grew up under the influence of the former Soviet Union and abandoned the modernism of their youth to embrace a tonal language of greater simplicity with an aesthetic informed by an intimate spirituality. In spite of the similarities in their backgrounds and journeys, each has a distinctive sound, and Martynov, who is perhaps the least well-known in the West, brings a new perspective to the tradition of European music shaped by mysticism and minimalism. On the surface Martynov's music doesn't have an immediate resemblance to minimalism (apart from the directness of its tonal language), but like minimalism it uses repetition as a structural element and it is concerned with the perception of the passage of time, which it tends to stretch out with almost unbearable poignancy into what commentator Greg Dubinsky describes as "a prolonged state of grace." His harmonic vocabulary is characterized by the fecund tonal richness of post-Romanticism without the angst or decadence sometimes associated with the music of that era.