Kronos Quartet http://wrti.org en Kronos Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert http://wrti.org/post/kronos-quartet-tiny-desk-concert Sunny Yang joined <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14983141/kronos-quartet">Kronos Quartet</a> in June 2013. Now, just five months later, the cellist she says she's learned quite a few new works — not just a handful, but about 70 pieces.<p>That degree of dedication to contemporary composers, coupled with an insane concert schedule, has propelled Kronos Quartet forward over the past four decades. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 19:03:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 6728 at http://wrti.org Kronos Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert Creativity Forged From A Hurricane's Destruction http://wrti.org/post/creativity-forged-hurricanes-destruction <p></p><p>The New York City artist community was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed many works by current painters and sculptors. When the performance artist and composer Laurie Anderson peered into her basement, she saw her personal archive - decades of papers, prop,s and important artistic keepsakes &nbsp;- floating.</p><p>So Anderson decided, as The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns now reports, to create a piece about it with the Kronos Quartet titled <em>Landfall</em>.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 17:28:11 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 5533 at http://wrti.org Creativity Forged From A Hurricane's Destruction