BAM Affiliation For more than four decades, the Kronos Quartet has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to expanding the range and context of the string quartet. Kronos’ work has also garnered numerous awards, including a Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance (2004), “Musicians of the Year” from Musical America (2003), and the Avery Fisher Prize (2011). Integral to Kronos’ work is a series of long-running, in-depth collaborations with many of the world’s foremost composers. One of the quartet’s most frequent composer-collaborators is “Father of Minimalism” Terry Riley, whose work with Kronos includes 2002’s Sun Rings, a multimedia, NASA-commissioned ode to the earth and its people, featuring celestial sounds and images from space, performed at BAM's Next Wave Festival in 2004. Other BAM appearances include 1997's River, with Eiko & Koma, and the Kronos Quartet 25th Anniversary, in the 1998 Next Wave Festival.