Making Music with Kronos Quartet

Updated: Aug 22


SYS Youth Artists with Kronos Quartet's David Harrington, far right


Since 2018, SYS youth artists have been working on a collaborative project with David Harrington and the award-winning Kronos Quartet––a world renowned musical organization that has released more than 60 recordings, commissioned over 1,000 works for string quartet, and sold over 1.5 million albums.


In this extraordinary “Kronos Music: Remix” collaboration, our young music producers, engineers, and hip hop artists met with members of the quartet and then cut, combined, and deconstructed sample Kronos recordings into new forms. This year’s Kronos Festival 2021 featured some of these collaborative recordings as well as performances by SYS freestyle dancer Tadi Todi and SYS poet Kayla Pellom. One collaborative recording featured the music of Russian composer Yevgeniy Sharla with remixed music by Cameron “Beamonem” Collier and overlaid with Kayla Pellom’s spoken-word piece “Pink Book.”


In the following Zoom call, SYS young artists meet with with Kronos founder David Harrington to listen to new works and discuss creative their Kronos Remix creative projects.