Phantom Voices (Bristol)

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. Jonathan Harvey's last string quartet creates new dimensions between the ensemble and audience. Pre-recorded sounds of the quartet and a video are paired with Gubaidulina's last string quartet. 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.