Kronos Quartet With Bryce Dessner - Tour Eiffel

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"Tour Eiffel" by Kronos Quartet With Bryce Dessner from the album 'Aheym,' available now!
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A film by Alex Braverman and Poppy de Villeneuve
Produced by everyone and company
Featuring Kim Sanders, Martha Sanders
Tour Eiffel --
Music by Bryce Dessner
Text by Vincente Huidobro (1893-1948)
Performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus with Kronos Quartet
Director Dianne Berkun
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, John Sherba, Hank Dutt, Jeffrey Zeigler
Additional Musicians:
Bryce Dessner- Guitar
David Cossin- Percussion
Lisa Kaplan- Piano
Dave Nelson- Trombone
Recorded by Lawson White at Avatar, NYC.
Strings recorded by Scott Fraser at Trilogy, San Francisco.
Mixed by Nick Lloyd at Firehouse 12, New Haven.
Mastered by Joe Lambert, NYC
Special Thanks:
Kim & Martha Sanders,
Joey Sanders, Barbara Sanders and Austin Sanders,
Bobby and Katherine Newmark,
Chris Roth, Tom Wironen and Tim Young,
Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner,
Commissioned by BAM
Dedicated to Skipper Sanders
Everyone and company (C) 2013


Today (November 5), the National's Bryce Dessner and chamber ensemble Kronos Quartet release their collaborative Aheym album via Anti-. To celebrate, they've shared a new video for "Tour Eiffel."

The song was composed with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus in mind, and is based on a poem from Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro.

The video, on the other hand, was directed by Alex Braverman and Poppy de Villeneuve, who shared the following statement about their experience:

Upon hearing "Tour Eiffel" we imagined ourselves hurtling at great speeds towards an unknown destination. Inspired by the line within the song from Vicente Huidobro's original text, 'My little boy to climb the Eiffel tower,' we wanted to tell a story of fathers and sons. We traveled with Kim Sanders, a retired Dallas Homicide detective, as he took a quiet solo road trip from his home in Texas to the Grand Canyon; a trip he had wanted to take with his son Skipper before his untimely death six years earlier. The resulting film is a rumination on motion, connectivity and loss—a linear journey through space, feelings, and the passage between spiritual realms.
-- Exclaim!


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