Lucid Dreamer was commissioned by the Kontras Quartet in 2013 - our first commission! Our commission was made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund. As with Jens Kruger's earlier Appalachian Concerto, it is a work for string quartet, banjo, bass and guitar. Click here for the composer's own words.
The Appalachian Concerto was composed in 2010 by Jens Kruger of the Kruger Brothers. Innovative, challenging, and beautiful, the piece celebrates Appalachia—the history, the landscape, and the culture.