Anthony Svatek, USA/Tuvalu/New Zealand/France, 2017, 22m The much sought-after, two-letter web domain suffix of the title is examined as both a form of capital and an emblem of a country on the brink of a climate-induced catastrophe in this simultaneously humorous and illuminating essay film centered on the environmentally contentious Pacific Islands of Tuvalu.
Kronos Quartet | Lost Wax
Photo: New York Times, Carnegie Hall Premiere
Lost Waxis a deep dive into the field recordings of Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. The project began in conversation with David Harrington, the artistic director of the Kronos Quartet. We wanted to create a new piece that would connect the dots between Bartók's wax cylinder phonograph recordings and his string quartets.