About the Grant

$40,000 to support A Meditation on War  (MAP 2013)
$5,000 to general operating expenses for Kronos Quartet

About the Project

A Meditation on War, a new work for string quartet and film, will be commissioned in commemoration of the centennial of the outbreak of World War I. The project is a collaboration between the Kronos Quartet, composer and Serbian native Aleksandra Vrebalov, U. S. filmmaker Bill Morrison, and artist, activist, and Iraq War veteran Drew Cameron. The artists will draw on classical and vernacular musics, and rare archival moving and still images from the early 20th century as points of inspiration. The 40-minute work will also integrate documentary audio and images. The world premiere is scheduled at Cal Performances/UC Berkeley in April 2014.

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Kronos Quartet

Bill Morrison

Aleksandra Vrebalov


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