Image courtesy of the Kronos Quartet.
Image courtesy of the Kronos Quartet.

The New York premiere of “A Thousand Thoughts: A live documentary with Kronos Quartet” will take place on Thursday, April 25 at 8pm at The Town Hall. This acclaimed multimedia performance piece explores the power of music through the lens of Kronos Quartet’s past, present, and future. Oscar-nominated filmmakers Sam Green and Joe Bini have joined forces with Kronos Quartet to create a unique blend of live music, narration, projected archival footage, and filmed interviews with Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, Wu Man, Terry Riley, and others. As Green narrates the group’s multi-decade history, Kronos revisits its extensive body of work, performing music by George Crumb, Aleksandra Vrebalov, John Zorn, Café Tacvba, Fodé Lassana Diabaté, Laurie Anderson, and many others. Transcending the typical live music and film event, this collaboration quickly becomes a meditation on music itself – the act of listening to it closely, the experience of feeling it deeply, and the power that it has to change the world.