Several months ago, I was thrilled to interview hypertalented musicians Bryce Dessner, also of The National, and David Harrington of Kronos Quartet about Aheym, a stunning LP of four of Bryce's compositions performed by Kronos. The good people at ANTI- records commissioned the video interview that has its premier today at Rolling Stone as part of a feature on the collaboration. (I'm off camera because Bryce and David's answers are far more interesting than my questions.)
Here's the accompanying article: "The National's Bryce Dessner and Kronos Quartet merge"
And don't miss Bryce's original feature for Boing Boing: "My Favorite Contemporary Classical Works"
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