Past events

Tuesday
14
May 2019

Composition Workshop

As newly appointed Resident Ensemble at Goldsmiths University, the Ligeti Quartet is doing a full day of composition workshops with students. 

Please get in touch with us if you would like to attend.

Time: 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00

Thursday
9
May 2019

Consciousness

What does the brain sound like? Neuroscientist and composer Cliff Kerr explores what happens when performers become composers by translating their brain activity in real time into musical scores. Leveraging recent advances in non-invasive EEG hardware and time series analysis methods information is extracted from the brain.

Thursday
2
May 2019

Consciousness

  • 6:45pm: Pre-concert talk with Cliff Kerr
  • 7:30pm: Concert

What does the brain sound like? Neuroscientist and composer Cliff Kerr explores what happens when performers become composers by translating their brain activity in real time into musical scores. Leveraging recent advances in non-invasive EEG hardware and time series analysis methods information is extracted from the brain.

Sunday
31
March 2019

Equinox Chamber Music Festival, Copenhagen

For their first appearance in Denmark, the Ligeti Quartet present three iconic works for string quartet with strong visual elements. Different Trains is presented with Beatriz Caravaggio's film, produced by ArsVideo Producciones in cooperation with the BBVA Foundation for the Museum of Fine Arts in Bilbao in 2016.

Saturday
16
March 2019

Open Circuit Festival: Interactive Traces

This event will feature the London-based Ligeti Quartet and will involve realizations of dynamic audiovisual scores that guide the production of sound & music as well as other interactive sonic visualizations. The programme will include selections from an international call for works as well as new works by University of Liverpool composers.

Friday
8
March 2019

Classical Sheffield

Ligeti Quartet perform a programme for International Women’s Day, featuring three pieces composed for them: Singing Strings (commissioned with the support of the RVW Trust), Mento Mood (commissioned by Cheltenham Festival) and Venus/Zohreh (commissioned by Live Music Sculpture &

Wednesday
27
February 2019

The Music of Change

In this programme, the Ligeti Quartet explores change through music - personal change, societal change, and environmental change. This concert marks the inauguration of Homerton College's Foundation Concert series.

Sunday
24
February 2019

London Festival of American Music

This programme explores music by living American composers. Beginning with a ten-thousand-year-old affirmation of spiritual balance, the plea for peace and justice is heard through different musical expressions. It also showcases the emerging composer Sarah Rimkus in a new work written for the Ligeti Quartet, inspired by the sounds of the human voice.

Tuesday
13
November 2018

Sense (Music on the Mind)

How does limiting our senses change how we experience music? The Ligeti Quartet examine ‘sense’ in the first instalment of a series of concerts exploring music and the brain.

Be immersed in pitch darkness for an intense perceptual experience with music by Georg Friedrich Haas. Explore deeply personal dialogues between composer/singer/writer/TV personality Kerry Andrew and her experiences of hearing in the world premiere of tInNiTuS sOnGs. To see is as much as to hear in music by Helmut Lachenmann where the string quartet is reduced to raw materials of wood, metal, string, and hair.

Saturday
10
November 2018

Sense (Music on the Mind)

How does limiting our senses change how we experience music? The Ligeti Quartet examine ‘sense’ in the first instalment of a series of concerts exploring music and the brain.

Be immersed in pitch darkness for an intense perceptual experience with music by Georg Friedrich Haas. Explore deeply personal dialogues between composer/singer/writer/TV personality Kerry Andrew and her experiences of hearing in the world premiere of tInNiTuS sOnGs. To see is as much as to hear in music by Helmut Lachenmann where the string quartet is reduced to raw materials of wood, metal, string, and hair.

We're thrilled that Kerry Andrew will be joining us in the performance of tInNiTuS sOnGs for this concert.

Friday
9
November 2018

CeNMaS: Open Workshop

This is the second of two CeNMaS workshops with 8 selected composers (Robin Haigh, Sarah Lewis, Ben Lunn, Alex Mills, Helen Papaioannou, Lisa Robertson, Laura Shipsey, Peter Wilson), who have each created a 6-minute piece for string quartet.

Thursday
8
November 2018

Sense (Music on the Mind)

How does limiting our senses change how we experience music? The Ligeti Quartet examine ‘sense’ in the first instalment of a series of concerts exploring music and the brain.

Be immersed in pitch darkness for an intense perceptual experience with music by Georg Friedrich Haas. Explore deeply personal dialogues between composer/singer/writer/TV personality Kerry Andrew and her experiences of hearing in the world premiere of tInNiTuS sOnGs. To see is as much as to hear in music by Helmut Lachenmann where the string quartet is reduced to raw materials of wood, metal, string, and hair.

We're thrilled that Kerry Andrew will be joining us in the performance of tInNiTuS sOnGs for this concert.

Wednesday
31
October 2018

Music in the Round

The Ligeti Quartet present a gripping picture of modern classical music at The Leadmill. Two 20th century classics - Steve Reich’s Grammy award-winning Different Trains and George Crumb’s iconic Black Angels for electric string quartet - feature alongside the rock-riff influenced minimalism of John Adams; John Zorn’s explosive collage of jazz, American folk, punk, modernist and classical music; and Tanya Tagaq’s Sivunittinni - inspired by Inuit throat singing.

Tuesday
2
October 2018

The Planets 2018: Birmingham

Holst’s The Planets was first performed 100 years ago. But what would it sound like if created today?

Inspired by modern astronomy and music, the Ligeti Quartet perform 8 new planetary works, spanning contemporary classical, electronica to jazz, created especially for planetariums. Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Deborah Pritchard, Laurence Crane, Mira Calix, Richard Bullen, Shiva Feshareki, Samuel Bordoli and Yazz Ahmed explore the domes’ design with live visuals, in an astronomical journey into new music.

Monday
1
October 2018

The Planets 2018: Bristol

Holst’s The Planets was first performed 100 years ago. But what would it sound like if created today?

Inspired by modern astronomy and music, the Ligeti Quartet perform 8 new planetary works, spanning contemporary classical, electronica to jazz, created especially for planetariums. Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Deborah Pritchard, Laurence Crane, Mira Calix, Richard Bullen, Shiva Feshareki, Samuel Bordoli and Yazz Ahmed explore the domes’ design with live visuals, in an astronomical journey into new music.