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It’s the attack of the K’s as The Kronos Quartet and Kraftwerk come to LA.

Kronos QuartetThe Kronos Quartet is playing Friday and Saturday at Royce Hall

Celebrating the breadth of the group’s 40 years as an ensemble, the Friday program features the LA premiere of Philip Glass’s Orion: China with Wu Man on pip and the world premiere of Nels Cline’s Views for Here The Heavens (for Scott Fraser)

Kronos Quartet will also perform George Crumb’s Black Angels, the seminal work that first inspired the group and continues to inspire the music they play.


Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed

Saturday, Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet play.

“These two legendary forces in contemporary music come together for an incredible first-time collaboration with the L.A. Premiere of Landfall – an atmospheric, multimedia tour de force.”

This gives me a reason to include this nice duet Laurie did with her husband Lou Reed.


March 18-21 begins the 8 concerts Kraftwerk will perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall. That’s right 8 of their albums will be performed in their entirety  in 4 days.   And it’s in 3-D. What does that mean? Who knows, but it’s an experience that any fan of electronic music . Strike that.  Any music fan should witness.

Here’s Kraftwerk in 1975 performing Autobahn on The Midnight Special.


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