Kronos Quartet US
An inseparable part of the Pohoda festival is the morning welcoming the Sun, and this will be done also at Pohoda in the Air. A big change, however, will be that viewers will not see the sun rising over the Trenčín Castle at five in the morning: they will see it setting over the Pacific Ocean. It is because the slot will go to perhaps the most famous string quartet from San Francisco—the Kronos Quartet. These top musicians have collaborated with musicians and composers such as David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Laurie Anderson, Terry Riley, Rhiannon Giddens, Arvo Pärt, Wu Man, Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, John Adams, Henryk Górecki, and Steve Reich. You could savour their art also in films Requiem for a Dream, Fountain, 21 Grams, and The Great Beauty. Kronos Quartet performed also at Pohoda 2018, where, among other pieces, they premiered a composition by Miroslav Tóth dedicated to the memory of J. Kuciak and M. Kušnírová entitled The Quartet of Tentacles Reaching Out.