Inside the Quartet
How to explain the special mystery of how a quartet communicates? One day earlier this year at a studio in downtown Manhattan, the members of the legendary Kronos Quartet — David Harrington and John Sherba, violinists; Hank Dutt, violist; and Sunny Yang, cellist — were game for an experiment to bring us inside the intricacies of their process.
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This project was nominated for an Emmy
They found themselves surrounded by a battery of laptops, video cameras and microphones as well as sensors that turned their movements into data that eventually rendered the players kind of as "dot clouds" who would appear and disappear according to their individual participation in the music.