Thanks NYC! We had a great show at The Town Hall on April 25th. First of all, what a fantastic and storied venue. Bob Dylan has played there. Billie Holliday, Marian Anderson, John Cage. DA Pennebaker’s film “Town Bloody Hall” was filmed there. Kronos played there in the early 1980s with Terry Riley. So we were honored and humbled to be on that stage. It was a full house – a lot of the documentary world turned out. A Thousand Thoughts seemed to work its magic. A great night.
Here’s an interview Kronos and I did at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival recently. I was happy because normally it’s just David Harrington and I who do press. This interview involved all five of us, and it was great to hear John, Hank, and Sunny’s thoughts.
We had a great show of A Thousand Thoughts the other night at the ACE Hotel Theater in Los Angeles! One of the best so far. First of all, that venue!! The theater was built in 1927 by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks as the flagship location of their United Artists studio. It changed hands many times over the years, but eventually the crazy televangelist Dr. Gene Scott owned it for a long stretch. That’s why it was never ‘renovated.’ It’s a fantastic room for live performance, and the sold out crowd was great. Thanks to Kristy Edmunds and the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA for putting it on.
We had a great show at the National Opera House in Athens! Wow – what a venue! It was a free show put on by the Summer Nostos Festival. It was our first time presenting this piece in a country where English is not universally spoken, so I was unclear how it might resonate. Would the humor translate? Was it too “American” to be meaningful to a Greek audience. They projected subtitles, and it seemed to all work fine. It was a packed house and a great audience – big standing ovation for the Kronos Quartet. Thank you to Christos Konstantakopoulos for making the screening happen. We’re off for the summer now – more screenings in the fall and then…
Just got back from great screenings of A Thousand Thoughts at the Barbican in London and the Brighton Dome in Brighton. In a few weeks we head to Athens, Greece to do a show at the National Opera House. This photo was taken last month after a show we did at the Castro Theatre as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival. It was a great hometown event, and we won the festival audience award to boot! (Photo: Pamela Gentile)
San Francisco!!!! We are thrilled to announce that Sam Green and the Kronos Quartet will be screening A THOUSAND THOUGHTS at the one and only Castro Theater on April 10th! (“As magical an amalgamation as anything you can imagine.” – Kenneth Turan, LA TIMES) This is part of the SF Film Festival and Pop-Up Magazine – the hometown show of the century!!!! Please get tix soon before they’re gone!
Absolutely thrilled about the premiere of A Thousand Thoughts the other night!! Two sold out shows, standing ovations, wow! With a film you never really know what you have until you experience it with an audiences. Profound thanks to everyone who helped make it happen: Joe Bini, Kirsten Johnson, Josh Penn, Janet Cowperthwaite, Kronos Quartet, C41 Media, Tommy Kriegsmann, Pete Sillen, Brendan Doyle, Evan Neff, Ayumi Ashley, Rich Bologna, Sierra Pettengill, Anna Hudak, Work-Order Design, Carl Williamson, Gary Hustwit, Jessica Edwards, Yoni Brook and many, many others!