Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7, 6 – 8 PM
Kronos Quartet and Terry Riley began their decades-long friendship at Mills College in the late 1970s. Since then, Kronos has commissioned 28 works from Riley, more than from any other composer in the group’s history. This exhibit offers a peek into the sound worlds composer and quartet continue to create together, including original instruments by Walter Kitundu, vintage synthesizers, and shamanic plants.
In honor of Terry Riley’s 80th birthday, Kronos Quartet / Kronos Performing Arts Association announces KRONOS PRESENTS: Terry Riley Festival, a three-day festival, June 26-28 at the SFJAZZ Center, featuring performances of several of the composer’s most significant and rarely-performed works, with special guests Zakir Hussain, Wu Man, The Living Earth Show, Gyan Riley and Terry Riley himself.