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Beyond Zero: 1914–1918 Kronos Quartet

Monday 18 August 2014
  • Running time: 
    1 hour and 10 minutes approximately

A response in music and film to the conflict that launched a century of war, and a celebration of the power of art to keep us sane and offer us comfort.

Beyond Zero: 1914–1918 brings together three of the world's most pioneering artists: the Kronos Quartet, known for decades for their trailblazing performances and collaborations; acclaimed Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebalov; and filmmaker Bill Morrison, respected for his work with rare and even partially destroyed archive images.

They come together for a journey through the turmoil of the First World War that combines music and film, matching a web of sounds and music from before, during and after the war with specially created film that draws on rare First World War footage from the Library of Congress, some of which has never been seen before.

Beforehand, in Prelude to the Black Hole, Kronos travels back in time to 1914 to explore some of the music it would have played had it existed then, by iconic Western composers, world musicians and blues artists.

The adventurous Americans have constantly pushed forward the musical boundaries

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Festival Theatre

13-29 Nicolson Street,
Edinburgh,
EH8 9FT

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Kronos Quartet

Aleksandra Vrebalov Composer
Bill Morrison Filmmaker

Beyond Zero: 1914–1918 - The Scotsman

August 20th 2014

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Review by: 

The Scotsman

Beyond Zero: 1914–1918 - The Herald

August 19th 2014

★ ★ ★ 

"resolutly contemporary and geographically insatiably curious"

Review by: 

Keith Bruce

Beyond Zero: 1914–1918 - The Times

August 20th 2014

★ ★ ★ ★

"a strange and sober beauty"

Review by: 

Hilary Finch

Beyond Zero: 1914–1918 - Edinburgh Evening News

August 21st 2014

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

"This is one of those extraordinary shows which deserved more than one performance"

Review by: 

John McLellan

This event was part of a previous Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

Tickets

Grand circle: £35 £25 £15 £12
Stalls: £35 £25 £20 £15

Current discounts

Kronos Quartet multi-buy: 20% off
Under 18s: 50% off
Students: 50% off
Young Scot cardholders: 50% off
Senior citizens: 50% off
Unemployed people: 50% off
Equity/MU cardholders: 50% off
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