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Salome Dances for Peace

Participating string quartets, Ligeti, Argus, Friction Quartets and Kronos Quartet, perform movements of Terry Riley’s “Salome Dances for Peace” in Zankel Hall as part of the culminating performance of the Kronos Quartet Workshop presented by the Weill Music Institute of Carnegie Hall.

Kronos Quartet led a weeklong workshop open to student and young professional string quartets to explore new works commissioned as part of Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire. Fifty for the Future is a major commissioning initiative of Kronos Quartet, Carnegie Hall, and many other diverse partners and is devoted to the most contemporary approaches to the string quartet. The project is designed to present music as a living art form and to create a new trove of resources for the training of students and emerging professionals.

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Terry Riley's In C Mali – Live at Tate Modern

Tate Modern and Africa Express present Terry Riley's In C Mali.

In C Mali marks the fiftieth anniversary of composer Terry Riley’s world-renowned composition In C. In this director’s cut version of the interactive feature, classical conductor André de Ridder reimagines Riley’s famous piece with help from members of Africa Express, including innovative African artists Bijou and Adama Koita and Blur frontman Damon Albarn.

In the interactive version (click the link below) the footage of the live performance is intercut with interactive options that allow the viewer to immerse themselves in an ode to Minimalism. Choose to sit within the band or take a tour of iconic minimalist art works currently on display at Tate Modern, which include pieces by Donald Judd, Josef Albers and Frank Stella.