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."
The complete lecture is available as five MPEG videos of about
10 minutes each:
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.
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.
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
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