Bryce Dessner Aheym (Homeward) Missy Mazzoli Harp and Altar UK premiere Tyondai Braxton Uffe’s Woodshop European premiere Thelonious Monk (arr. Randall Woolf) ’Round Midnight’ UK premiere Traditional (arr. Jacob Garchik) Smyrneiko Minore Terry Riley Another Secret eQuation London premiere with special guests Trinity Laban Chamber Choir, Stephen Jackson conductor Michael Gordon Exalted London premiere with Trinity Laban Chamber Choir, Stephen Jackson conductor
George CrumbBlack Angels London premiere of 2008 production Credits for Black Angels: Laurence Neff, Lighting and Stage Designer Brian Mohr, Sound Designer Calvin Ll. Jones, Technical Director
Programme subject to change The Kronos Quartet David Harrington violin John Sherba violin Hank Dutt viola Jeffrey Zeigler cello conductor tbc Special guest choir tbc
David Harrington on George Crumb's Black Angels
'Dressed in black, the quartet's versatility really came to the fore in Black Angels. The minimalist tones, extremely difficult to play, were performed to perfection.' Edinburgh Guide
Is there an ensemble, let alone a string quartet, which have so fearlessly, fascinatingly and fruitfully traversed the international world of music as the Kronos Quartet? Paying no heed to the so often artificial boundaries placed between genres, the group's collaborations have included a Chinese pipa player, inuit throat singer, sound artists, a British alternative cabaret group, rock bands, DJs - as well, of course, as some of the most significant classical composers and artists working today. Some of those artistic relationships form part of their Barbican residency, this first concert alone featuring London premieres of works by Terry Riley, Michael Gordon and George Crumb, as well as works by exciting young American musical voices, the composers Missy Mazzoli and Bryce Dessner.
'Their successes have widened the world of sound.' New York Times