april, 2018

24apr7:30 pmLigeti QuartetFirth Hall, University of Sheffield

Ligeti Quartet

Event Details

Phantom Voices
Jonathan Harvey
Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco (tape) (1980)
Sofia Gubaidulina
String Quartet No. 4 (1993)
Christian Mason
Sardinian Songbook (2018)
Commissioned by the Ligeti Quartet
Anna Meredith
Tuggemo (2016)
Jonathan Harvey
String Quartet No. 4 (2003)
György Ligeti
Artikulation (tape) (1958)

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 Vocowhere 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.


(Tuesday) 7:30 pm


Firth Hall

University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN

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