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Kronos Quartet

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Kronos Quartet has commissioned and performed more than 800 new works, as well as collaborated with a rich collection of global musicians.

Philip Glass String Quartet No 6
Clint Mansell Music from The Fountain and Requiem for a Dream

To complement its film project Beyond Zero: 1914–1918, the Kronos Quartet gives a special recital focusing on its collaborations with two artists whose work spans both classical and popular culture.

Philip Glass has collaborated with the Kronos players since the 1970s. His String Quartet No 6, written for and premiered by Kronos last year, is a hugely powerful work, dark and brooding in places.

Clint Mansell is the former lead singer of alternative rock band Pop Will Eat Itself, and as a composer has scored several films by the acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky. Kronos performs Mansell's music from Aronofsky's The Fountain and the cult classic Requiem for a Dream.

exhilarating

The Guardian


The Kronos Quartet doesn't just give a performance, it puts on a show

The Herald, Festval 2010

Kronos Quartet

Philip Glass String Quartet No 6
Clint Mansell Music from The Fountain and Requiem for a Dream

19 August 2014

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2020 programme will be announced in the spring.