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APRIL 2, 2003 · The Kronos Quartet plays contemporary music from all over the world. David Harrington, a violinist with the quartet, says their music resonates differently, depending on what's going on in the world. The quartet began its tour of London, Amsterdam, Germany and Italy soon after the bombs started to fall in Iraq. In his War Diary entry, Harrington talks about playing music during a war.
The kinds of questions that I've been asked from members of the audience, you know, 'Do Americans really agree with this?' and 'Do they really know what's going on?' and how informed are we... And so I do feel that audiences that we have played for here in Europe were perhaps looking for a wider answer than the one that you can see on television every minute of the day right now.
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