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Kronos Festival 2016: Explorer Series – Only Sound Remains | Night 2

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Date(s) - 02/05/2016
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center


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Night two of the festival, Only Sound Remains, features celebrated Finnish musician Ritva Koistinen performing with Kronos on the zither-like kantele for the US premiere of Karin Rehnqvist’s dynamic All Those Strings!. San Francisco Girls Chorus joins Kronos for the West Coast premieres of both Sahba Aminikia’s Sound, Only Sound Remains, and Aleksandra Vrebalov’s Bubbles. Two works pay tribute to sonic adventurers of the past—Nicole Lizée in her playful work, The Golden Age of the Radiophonic Workshop [Fibre-Optic Flowers], and Albert Behar in the world premiere of Lost Wax, an homage to Béla Bartók. Kronos ends the night with renowned Indian film music director Rahul Dev Burman‘s four-movement Suite.


  • Nicole Lizée / The Golden Age of the Radiophonic Workshop [Fibre-Optic Flowers] * SF premiere
  • Aleksandra Vrebalov / Bubbles * West coast premiere
  • Sahba Aminikia / Sound, Only Sound Remains * West coast premiere with special guests San Francisco Girls Chorus, conducted by Valérie Sainte-Agathe and Andy Meyerson, vibraphone (Bubbles)
  • Karin Rehnqvist / All Those Strings! * US premiere
    I. Night Strings
    II. Cross Strings
    III. Thin String – Little Song
    IV. Joy Strings
    with special guest Ritva Koistinen, kantele


  • Albert Behar / Lost Wax * World premiere
    I. Midnight Awakening
    II. Blue Blue Blue
    III. Wandering Sheep
    IV. Violets Bloom
    V. Found
  • Rahul Dev Burman (arr. Stephen Prutsman / Kronos) / Suite +
    I. Saajan Kahan Jaoongi Main (Beloved, Where Would I Go)
    II. Dhanno Ki Aankhon (In Dhanno’s Eyes)
    III. Nodir Pare Utthchhe Dhnoa (Smoke Rises Across the River)
    IV. Mehbooba Mehbooba (Beloved, O Beloved)

This performance of Sahba Aminkia’s Sound, Only Sound Remains is supported in part by the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies at Stanford University, and is the first project in an ongoing collaboration between Stanford’s Iranian Studies Program and Festival of Iranian Arts, and the Kronos Performing Arts Association.

This performance of Karin Rehnqvist’s All Those Strings! is supported in part by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation.

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