Aheym CD

Title: Aheym
Artists: Bryce Dessner, Kronos Quartet
Format: CD
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Label: Anti- Records

01)  Aheym 
02)  Little Blue Something 
03)  Tenebre 
04)  Tour Eiffel

Aheym, an album of quartets, finds Dessner collaborating with the Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary season. Aheym features four original compositions by Dessner performed by Kronos Quartet as well as an appearance by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Dessner and the quartet first crossed paths when Kronos founder David Harrington approached Dessner about writing a piece for the quartet’s performance at the Celebrate Brooklyn! festival at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in 2009. The ensuing piece, “Aheym” (meaning “homeward” in Yiddish), was informed by the stories of Dessner’s Jewish immigrant grandparents who settled near the park and, as the pair’s collaboration grew, became the album’s title track.