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Release Date: Friday 16 February 2018
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Grammy Winner 2019 - Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet's Landfall, inspired by her experience of Hurricane Sandy, is the
first collaboration between the iconic storyteller/musician and the groundbreaking string quartet, who perform together on the recording. Landfall juxtaposes lush electronics and traditional strings by Kronos with Anderson's powerful descriptions of loss, from water-logged pianos to disappearing animal species to Dutch karaoke bars. The Washington Post calls it "riveting, gorgeous."
Laurie Anderson is one of America's most renowned-and daring-creative pioneers. Her work, which encompasses music, visual art, poetry, film, and photography, has challenged and delighted audiences around the world for more than thirty years.
For more than 40 years, San Francisco's Kronos Quartet-David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello)-has combined a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the world's most celebrated and influential ensembles, performing thousands of concerts, releasing more than 60 recordings, collaborating with an eclectic mix of composers and performers, and commissioning over 900 works and arrangements for string quartet.
CNN Predicts A Monster Storm
Wind Whistles Through The Dark City
The Water Rises
Our Street Is A Black River
The Dark Side
Built You A Mountain
The Electricity Goes Out And We Move To A Hotel
We Learn To Speak Yet Another Language
Dawn Of The World
The Wind Lifted The Boats And Left Them On The Highway
It Twisted The Street Signs
Then It Receded
The Nineteen Stars Of Heaven
Nothing Left But Their Names
All The Extinct Animals
Never What You Think It Will Be
Thunder Continues In The Aftermath
We Blame Each Other For Losing The Way
Another Long Evening
Riding Bicycles Through The Muddy Streets
Helicopters Hang Over Downtown
We Head Out
Everything Is Floating
Gongs And Bells Sing
Old Motors And Helicopters