Date: Tuesday 24 April, 2018
Venue: Firth Hall
Duration: 1.5 hours + Interval
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Amplified string quartet and electronic music explores the ways psychoacoustic effects can be exploited to make the whole seem greater than the sum of its parts. Two works by Jonathan Harvey frame this programme: In Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco where recordings of a bell and a human voice are electronically manipulated together, and in his last string quartet, creating new dimensions between the ensemble and audience. Pre-recorded sounds are also employed by Anna Meredith in her latest piece for string quartet, 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 forms the centre piece of this concert, with the mysterious overtones and polyphonic singing of the cantu a tenòre.
Alongside the concert check out a FREE opportunity to get close to the music and behind the action.
Open rehearsal from 12:00 - 16:00 at Firth Hall.
Stay for a drink and join in with a post - concert chat with the quartet and composer Christian Mason.
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Monday 23 April: New Music Ensemble - From Sheffield's Cutting Edge
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Wednesday 25 April: Intended Inventions - A Kaleidoscopic Snapshot of Australia
Thursday 26 April: Ligeti Quartet - Sheffield Composes - More from Sheffield's Cutting Edge
Friday 27 April: Crippled Symmetry - Anatolian Patterns and Meditative Sonic Lines
Saturday 28 April: Rare Earth - Luminescent Fragility
Jonathan Harvey Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco (1980) (tape)
Sofia Gubaidulina String Quartet No. 4 (1993)
Anna Meredith Tuggemo (2017)
Christian Mason Sardinian Songbook (2018) World Premiere
György Ligeti Artikulation (1958) (tape)
Jonathan Harvey String Quartet No. 4 (2003) (with live electronics)
Mandhira de Saram violin
Patrick Dawkins violin
Richard Jones viola
Val Welbanks cello