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Concerts

Dive into a world of modern music during our Sound Laboratory Discovery Week. Featuring our associate artists the Ligeti Quartet, and a swathe of new works from contemporary composers around the world.

Sound Junction: Intersection II

Firth Hall
Friday 20 April, 7pm
Friday 21 April, 5pm & 7pm 
 

Featuring music by award winning composers Tom Williams and Yiorgis Sakellariou, immerse yourself once more in the multi-deminsional world of acousmatic music.

More information can be found about this concert here and tickets can be purchased here.

New Music Ensemble

Firth Hall
Monday 23 April, 5.45pm
 

 

Marvel at the musical minds of our students, staff and alumni in this programme of new music by composers based in Sheffield.

More information can be found about this concert here and tickets can be purchased here.

Ligeti Quartet: Phantom Voices

Firth Hall
Tuesday 24 April, 7.30pm
 


As leading exponents of modern music, Associate Artists the Ligeti Quartet explore ways psychoacoustic effects can be exploited to make the whole see greater than the sum of its parts. In Jonathan Harvey's In Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco, recordings of a bell and human voice are electronically manipulated, and new dimensions between ensemble and audience are created in the composer's last string quartet. Pre-recorded sounds are also employed by Anna Meredith in Tuggemo, named after an ancient Scottish word for a dense flock of birds or swarm of bees. The world premiere of Christian Mason's Sardinian Songbook completes the programme, with mysterious overtones and polyphonic singing of the Sardinian cantu a tenòre.

More information can be found about this concert here and tickets can be purchased here.

Intended Inventions

Firth Hall
Wednesday 25 April, 7.30pm
 

Award-winning pianist of 'superb skill and musicality', Alex Raineri juxtaposes recently comissioned works alongside miniatures by some of the most striking figures in Australia's musical history.

More information can be found about this concert here and tickets can be purchased here.

Ligeti Quartet: Sheffield Composes

Firth Hall
Thursday 26 April, 7.30pm
 

 

The Ligeti Quartet returns once more to perform new works by student composers from the University of Sheffield's Music Department.

More information can be found about this concert here and tickets can be purchased here.

Crippled Symmetry

Upper Chapel
Friday 27 April, 7.30pm
 


Morton Feldman's late, extended work, Crippled Symmetry, is a meditative, existential response to the urgencies and anxieties of modern life. Over about ninety minutes, the music quietly unfolds in rich and deceptive complexity. The piece was inspired by the intricate patterning of Anatolian rugs, Proust's transfiguring fog of memorry and by the perpetually evolving mobile-form sculptures of Alexander Calder.

More information can be found about this concert here and tickets can be purchased here.

Rare Earth

Firth Hall
Saturday 28 April, 12.15pm
 

Elements with radioactive properties and strong luminescent qualities known as lanthanides or 'rare earths' inspire composer Dorothy Ker's new work for cello. One of the most distinguised cellists for music of our time, Lucas Fels of the Arditti Quartet brings to life these unstable atomistic worlds, alongside UK premieres of Brian Ferneyhoough's In Nomine, Mark Andre's iv2, and Enno Poppe's Zwölf.

More information can be found about this concert here and tickets can be purchased here.

 

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