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A Thousand Thoughts

Kronos Quartet & Sam Green


A magical amalgamation.



The Kronos Quartet might be one of the world’s most recognisable musical groups, but you’ve never experienced them like this before.

See these modern icons enter a new dimension as a documentary feature devoted to the group is scored live by its own subjects.

Filmmakers Sam Green and Joe Bini created A Thousand Thoughts as a ‘live documentary’, in which interviews and archival footage are accompanied by live performance by Kronos and live narration by Green. The result is both a wide-ranging and thoughtful exploration of a modern music institution, and a palpable reminder why this San Francisco-based string quartet remains at the forefront of their field.

Prolific collaborators, the group has performed with the likes of David Bowie, Laurie Anderson and Tom Waits and have created soundtracks to films such as Dracula and Requiem for a Dream. Don’t miss this tribute to a veritable musical icon that will woo newcomers and reward old fans alike.

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Around the World with Kronos

Toorak Uniting Church, Kinross Arts Centre
Sat 12 October 2pm

To complement the live screening of A Thousand Thoughts, Kronos Quartet will play an eclectic and family-friendly show.

PHOTO | Waleed Shah

Mind-blowing … a truly moving sensurround experience.

Director / Writer / Editor
Sam Green
Joe Bini
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington
John Sherba
Hank Dutt
Sunny Yang
Lighting Designer
Brian H. Scott
Sound Designer
Brian Mohr
Kirsten Johnson
Janet Cowperthwaite
Sam Green
Executive Producers
Josh Penn
Maida Lynn
Ken Whitney
Liz Whitney
Thomas O. Kriegsmann
Brendan Doyle


  • Presenting Partners

    Commissioning Circle

    Kronos Quartet Giving Circle

  • With support from

  • Corrs
  •      USA

A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary by Sam Green & Kronos Quartet was commissioned by Melbourne International Arts Festival, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, Barbican, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, Exploratorium, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MASS MoCA, Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University through its Wexner Center Artist Residency Award program. Presented by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia.