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An Evening with Kronos Quartet

A Thousand Thoughts

February 13, 2020

A documentary with live music, written and directed by Sam Green and Joe Bini
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Terry Riley, solo piano
Rebecca Solnit, panel moderator
Panelists: Kronos members, Sam Green, Terry Riley

Sound, image, history, storytelling, and live performance merge in Kronos Quartet's collaboration with documentary filmmakers Sam Green (UC Berkeley alumnus) and Joe Bini. Onscreen, the quartet's 45-year history at the vanguard of contemporary music unfolds through archival footage and interviews with Philip Glass, Terry Riley, Tanya Tagaq, and Steve Reich. Onstage, Kronos revisits works from its expansive catalog, performing music by George Crumb, Laurie Anderson, John Zorn, Aleksandra Vrebalov, and many others—while Green narrates in real time. The performance includes a solo piano set by minimalism pioneer Terry Riley (Kronos’ great friend and collaborator), and a panel conversation with the artists, moderated by Berkeley alumna Rebecca Solnit.

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Pictured: Kronos Quartet performs A Thousand Thoughts, a documentary with live music, Thursday, February 13, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.
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Pictured: Kronos Quartet performs A Thousand Thoughts, a documentary with live music, Thursday, February 13, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.
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Pictured: Kronos Quartet performs A Thousand Thoughts, a documentary with live music, Thursday, February 13, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.
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