The perpetually groundbreaking Kronos Quartet welcomes a once-in-a-lifetime lineup of guest artists and ensembles to celebrate its 50th anniversary at Carnegie Hall, including a preview performance of Michael Gordon’s gfedcba, which receives its world premiere in March by the Kronos Quartet at Cal Performances in Berkeley.
Michael Gordon’s gfedcba “interlude 1” performed by Kronos Quartet; July 29, 2023 at Mass MoCA in North Adams, Mass.
A modular suite of short movements and interludes, gfedcba takes delight in irrational rhythms and dense woven tunes. gfedcba travels through a kaleidoscopic world of humor, wit, and pulse.
The complete suite will be given its world premiere by Kronos Quartet on March 2, 2024 at Cal Performances in Berkeley, California
This is the fifth work Gordon has written for Kronos Quartet; Clouded Yellow, Potassium, The Sad Park, and Exalted can all be heard on the 2018 Cantaloupe Music release, Clouded Yellow: