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A Thousand Thoughts is a documentary portrait created by filmmaker Sam Green about – and in collaboration with – the Kronos Quartet.
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    Soundtrack track! And thanks!

    a digital download of a piece of music from the soundtrack of A THOUSAND THOUGHTS and our eternal gratitude! Your name will be listed in the credits on the film’s website

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    Silk-screened Kronos postcard!

    Get a silk-screened postcard, showing a fantastic early newspaper photo of the Kronos Quartet wearing leather jackets! (headline: "They look like rockers but play the classics"). Will look great on any wall! Or a good gift to mail to a friend. (To see a photo of the postcard, scroll down on the left)

    Plus, our eternal gratitude, and your name in the credits on the film’s website

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    a new short film by Sam Green

    a digital download of JULIUS CAESAR WAS BURIED IN A PET CEMETERY - a short documentary portrait of the greatest pet cemetery in the world. Soundtrack by Yo La Tengo. This film is not available anywhere else!!!

    Plus a digital download of a piece of music from the soundtrack of A THOUSAND THOUGHTS, our eternal gratitude, and your name in the credits on the film’s website

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    signed Kronos Quartet CD or vinyl album

    get a Kronos CD or LP signed by all four members of the quartet! You can request an album, but based on availability, we might not be able to send that one.

    Plus a digital download of a piece of music from the soundtrack of A THOUSAND THOUGHTS, our eternal gratitude, and your name in the credits on the film’s website

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    archival print from A THOUSAND THOUGHTS

    A printed 8x10 still image from A THOUSAND THOUGHTS - perfect for framing! Photographed by the illustrious cinematographer Kirsten Johnson (CAMERAPERSON) so you know it's gonna look good.

    Plus a digital download of a piece of music from the soundtrack of A THOUSAND THOUGHTS, our eternal gratitude, and your name in the credits on the film’s website

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    6-pack of Sam Green films

    Digital downloads of 6 documentaries by Sam Green. Including the director's cut of THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND, THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE, UTOPIA PART 3: THE WORLD'S LARGEST SHOPPING MALL, THE FABULOUS STAINS: BEHIND THE MOVIE, CLEAR GLASSES, LOT 63, GRAVE C

    Plus a digital download of a piece of music from the soundtrack of A THOUSAND THOUGHTS, our eternal gratitude, and your name in the credits on the film’s website

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    rare Kronos and Terry Riley track!

    PERHAPS THE GREATEST KICKSTARTER REWARD EVER OFFERED! A digital download of the Kronos Quartet and Terry Riley performing Riley's song "John Cage in Redding, California," the mind-boggling story of John Cage's visit to Terry Riley's high school way back in 1953. This song has never been released and you won't find it anywhere else!

    Plus a digital download of a piece of music from the soundtrack of A THOUSAND THOUGHTS, our eternal gratitude, and your name in the credits on the film’s website.

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    a postcard from Kronos and Sam Green

    Receive a special signed postcard from the Kronos Quartet and Sam Green on the road - might be from Kathmandu or it might be from Cleveland . A personal greeting from one of their exotic performance locations!

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    3-CD Kronos grab bag - autographed!

    A perfect reward for anyone interested in learning more about the Kronos oeuvre. A selection of three of the quartet's iconic albums in CD form - autographed!

    Plus a digital download of a piece of music from the soundtrack of A THOUSAND THOUGHTS, our eternal gratitude, and your name in the credits on the film’s website.

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    Vintage Kronos Quartet poster

    A fantastic-looking, autographed poster from a huge collection of posters in the Kronos Quartet archives. We will select your poster specifically for you!

    Plus a digital download of a piece of music from the soundtrack of A THOUSAND THOUGHTS, our eternal gratitude, and your name in the credits on the film’s website.

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    2 tickets to see A THOUSAND THOUGHTS

    Two tickets to see A THOUSAND THOUGHTS in NYC, London, San Francisco, or another city where it screens. (Travel not included - this is just the tix.)

    Plus all the other rewards: a digital download of a piece of music from the soundtrack of A THOUSAND THOUGHTS, JULIUS CAESAR WAS BURIED IN A PET CEMETERY, JOHN CAGE IN REDDING, CA, our eternal gratitude, and your name in the credits on the film’s website.

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    2 VIP tix to see A THOUSAND THOUGHTS

    Two VIP tickets to see A THOUSAND THOUGHTS in NYC, London, San Francisco, or another city where it screens. Plus backstage passes to hang out with Sam Green and the Kronos Quartet after the show. (Travel not included - this is just the tix.)

    Plus all the other rewards: a digital download of a piece of music from the soundtrack of A THOUSAND THOUGHTS, JULIUS CAESAR WAS BURIED IN A PET CEMETERY, JOHN CAGE IN REDDING, CA, our eternal gratitude, and your name in the credits on the film’s website.

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    Record shopping with David Harrington!

    Spend an afternoon shopping for music with Kronos founder and artistic director David Harrington (in SF or NYC only). Harrington is the most passionate and curious person about music we've ever encountered, so you will be guaranteed a great time and will certainly be exposed to tons of new music!

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    Limited edition William Wegman portrait!

    William Wegman is a Kronos fan, not to mention a total mensch, and he’s making a limited edition of his fantastic 1996 diptych portrait of Kronos Quartet for this Kickstarter campaign (see image on the left). It’s an edition of 15 signed prints, 17x22 inches, pigment print on paper. The value is $3,000, so you are ahead of the game if you choose this reward. Guaranteed to look good on any wall!

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    Kronos Quartet concert in your house

    Impress your friends with this one - Kronos Quartet will play a concert in your living room. Best done when Kronos is going to be in your city anyway. The backer must take care of all expenses. Email us to discuss before pulling the trigger on this one.

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    Sam Green live cinema show in your house

    Sam Green will do a personal screening of one of his recent live cinema programs (excluding A THOUSAND THOUGHTS) at your house or other non-commercial venue. A lovely evening of live cinema and music - invite all your friends! If you are not in NYC, travel and accommodations are additional. Email if you have questions.

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