Kronos and Gamelan Galak Tika
The Kronos Quartet teams up with Gamelan Galak Tika for an Out-of-Doors Affair
Friday, August 13, 2010
On Friday, August 13th at 7:30 p.m., Q2 encourages New York's New Music enthusiasts, gamelan junkies and seekers of free summer concerts to help document the Kronos Quartet's performance at Lincoln Center Out of Doors in Damrosch Park. This eclectic program presented by the world-famous quartet includes music by Steve Reich, Café Tacuba and Christine Southworth, and it presents diverse opportunities for picture-taking, text-Tweeting and video-filiming.
Southworth's world premiere, Super Collider will enlist the renowned 14-piece Gamelan Galak Tika to join Kronos using a virtual gamelan, Gamelan Elektrika, created by Alex Rigopulos (of Guitar Hero and Rock Band fame). Super Collider juxtaposes two sound worlds and traditions, the string quartet and the ancient gamelan, through the unlimited sonic universe of electronics.
Unleash your camera, videophone, or iPhone chops to engage with local and global lovers of exciting and creative new music. Join in the fun via Q2's Facebook and on Twitter (#kronosgamelan). YouTube videos, comments, and links to recordings of this not-to-be-missed event are most welcome and encouraged!