Pre-Performance Presentation
Thursday, October 24, 2002, 3:30 p.m., Lecture Room 1, Van Allen Hall

Project advisor University of Iowa physicist Don Gurnett, Kronos Quartet artistic director David Harrington, composer Terry Riley, and visual designer Willie Williams discussed their respective roles in the Kronos Quartet "Sun Rings."

 NEW! The complete lecture is available as five MPEG videos of about 10 minutes each:

Pre-Performance Discussion
Saturday, October 26, 2002, 7:00 p.m., Hancher Greenroom

Terry Riley, Don Gurnett and sound engineer David Dvorin in a pre-performance discussion in the Hancher Greenroom.

Sun Rings
Kronos Quartet
Saturday, October 26, 2002, 8:00 p.m.
Hancher Auditorium, The University of Iowa

World premiere performance of Sun Rings at Hancher Auditorium. This multimedia production was based on sounds of space collected by University of Iowa Prof. Don Gurnett over a 40-year period. The musical portion of Sun Rings was composed by Terry Riley, performed by the Kronos Quartet with choral performances by University of Iowa School of Music choirs; the visual portion of Sun Rings was created by visual designer Willie Williams.

Sun Rings was commissioned by the NASA Arts Program and co-commissioned by Hancher Auditorium, University of Iowa, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation, and other music-presenting organizations.

Kronos Quartet
Terry Riley
Willie Williams - Select 'Tours and Live Shows' to see images from Kronos Sun Rings
Space Plasma Wave Research Group
The Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Iowa