Bryce Dessner Collab-ing With Kronos


The National and Clogs member Bryce Dessner has announced his debut recording as a composer. “Aheym” is out November 5 via Anti-. It’s a collaboration between Dessner and the avant-classical outfit Kronos Quartet, and it features the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. “Aheym” (which means “homeward” in Yiddish) was initially written by Dessner for Kronos Quartet’s performance at the Celebrate Brooklyn! festival in 2009. The album features four tracks– an homage to Laurence Neff, Kronos Quartet’s lighting designer of 25 years (“Tenebre”), a piece influenced by Czech performers Irena and Vojtěch Havel (“Little Blue Something”), and a piece inspired by Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro (“Tour Eiffel”).

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