Thu, Jan 25 | 8 pm
artist residency award project
A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary by Sam Green and Kronos Quartet
$29 members/$34 general public/$15 students
Join us for the world premiere of this Wex-commissioned collaboration between live documentary film artist Sam Green and Kronos Quartet that tells the trailblazing string ensemble’s story with wit, inventiveness, insight—and live music from Kronos themselves.
Conceptualized and directed by Green, and taking an expansive formal approach familiar to fans of his projects such as The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller (2012), A Thousand Thoughts charts Kronos’ 45-year history through live narration, archival footage, and interviews with Philip Glass, Terry Riley, and Tanya Tagaq, among others. Green’s insightful narration will highlight telling moments from the group’s early days as upstarts in in San Francisco seeking new ways to perform chamber music with a hip edge to their place today as widely acclaimed innovators of the vibrant indie chamber scene. Witness their tale unfold on-screen and onstage at the Wex—which has supported both Green and Kronos over the years—as these visionary artists debut this retrospective program crafted for their many local fans.
The Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University is the lead commissioner of A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary by Sam Green and Kronos Quartet through its Artist Residency Award program. The program is a co-presentation of the center’s departments of Performing Arts and Film/Video.