Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet
Landfall: Scenes From My New Novel is a collection of works composed on hyper violin and adapted to the string quartet. Like a series of short stories, the pieces are linked by passages inspired by weather - roaring, all enveloping and atmospheric.
For this piece Laurie Anderson has designed software that brings the harmonics and overtones up off the noises floor creating an instrument that breathes in a completely new way. Kronos Quartet has adapted and built on this musical language so that electronics and traditional strings sing together.
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