Boulder’s Barsamian joins Kronos Quartet for Oct. 8 concert at Macky

Concert will feature music commemorating the 1914 outbreak of World War I

By Peter Alexander

Kronos Quartet performing Beyond Zero. Photo courtesy of Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet performing Beyond Zero. Photo courtesy of Kronos Quartet

The Kronos Quartet, always bold, brings Boulder artists to Boulder for their appearance at Macky Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8.

The concert will feature the world premiere of Speak, Time by Yuri Boguinia, who grew up in Boulder; and an appearance by broadcaster and writer David Barsamian, who founded Boulder’s Alternative Radio in 1986.

Barsamian will speak while Kronos performs songs from the early years of the 20th century. That performance will lead to the major work of the program, filling the second half of the concert: Beyond Zero: 1914–1918, a new multimedia work for string quartet and film that Kronos commissioned for the centennial of the outbreak of World War I.


Courtesy of Kronos Quartet

Beyond Zero was written by Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebalov and will be performed with film restored by experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison from extremely rare and badly deteriorated original films of the war.

Read more in Boulder Weekly.

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CU Presents: Kronos Quartet
Death to Kosmische by Nicole Lizée
World premiere of Speak, Time by Yuri Boguinia
Four songs from the time of World War I with David Barsamian
Beyond Zero: 1914–1918 by Aleksandra Vrebalov, with film by Bill Morrison
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, Macky Auditorium

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