Laurie Anderson
Photo by Tim Knox

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 8:00 pm
Bass Concert Hall
$38.00 - $48.00

Presented in partnership with the Department of Art & Art History, the Visual Arts Center, and the Humanities Institute at The University of Texas at Austin

by Laurie Anderson
for the Kronos Quartet

Texas Premiere

This program is made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Laurie Anderson returns to Texas Performing Arts in performance with the Kronos Quartet to perform their collaborative piece Landfall. This, their first-ever collaboration, features a new evening-length work that combines their distinct yet highly compatible musical styles. Composed by Laurie Anderson and co-commissioned by Texas Performing Arts, Landfall offers a riveting interplay between text and music.

Praised for her “mystery, melodrama, and humor” (New York Times), Anderson is recognized worldwide for the singular marriage of technology and humanity in her work—alternately playing the roles of composer, poet, filmmaker, singer and more.

The Kronos Quartet, musical mavericks who shatter the conventional wisdom about string quartet, mark their 41st anniversary in 2014, having journeyed with countless audiences through a repertoire that rings the globe and that spans from early music to more than 750 works commissioned by or for Kronos.

“Landfall” was commissioned by Texas Performing Arts, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park; Adelaide Festival, Australia; The Barbican Centre, London; The Office of Arts and Cultural Programming, Montclair State University, NJ; Perth International Arts Festival, Australia; and Stanford Live, Stanford University. Additional project support was provided to the Kronos Performing Arts Association by the National Endowment for the Arts.

“Eager and apposite collaborators, both are fascinated by language, whether literal or compositional, and concerned with situating music within broader artistic and cultural contexts.”
The New York Times

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet
Photo by Jay Blakesberg


Pre-Performance Lecture
Tuesday, October 14 | 7:00 pm | Bass Concert Hall Lobby
Margo Sawyer, Professor, Department of Art and Art History, creates installations that translate the notion of an ancient sacred space into a contemporary vocabulary.

Pre-Performance Lecture by Margot Sawyer from Texas Performing Arts on Vimeo.

Post-Performance Talkback
Tuesday, October 14 | Bass Concert Hall
Immediately following the performance

Inside the QuartetThe New York Times
Kronos Quartet take a musical journey back to 1914
Give and TechAustin Chronicle

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