Past events

Wednesday
30
October 2019

Lunchtime Concert - Screen Scores

Following their success at Open Circuit in March, the London-based Ligeti Quartet return with a programme that features realizations of video- and digital game-based musical scores including University of Liverpool Lecturer in Composition, Music for Digital Games Paul Turowski’s SQ2 (revised version), Maldonado Alvarez’s Traceurs, Takuto Fukada’s Super Colliders, and Johanna Ruotsalainen’s Hysteria.

Wednesday
17
July 2019

Raymond Warren at 90

A lunchtime concert in the presence of Raymond Warren followed by a drinks reception.

Including:

Warren: String Quartet No.2
Warren: A Star Danced for solo Cello and Chamber Orchestra.

Performed by the Ligeti Quartet & students from St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School, Bristol

The Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019

Gustav Holst’s The Planets rocked the classical world a century ago. Shaped by an astrological understanding of our solar system, the seven-piece composition became a mainstream classic. However, since its first performance in 1918, planetary science has made huge strides, visiting our solar system neighbours through probes, rovers and orbiters, and revealing much about each planet’s true character.
Saturday
29
June 2019

Daylight Music: Magnetic String Resonance

Pianist, composer and improviser Xenia Pestova Bennett will curate a special afternoon featuring the Magnetic Resonator Piano, an exciting new instrument designed by the radical inventor Andrew McPherson. A grand piano will be completely transformed into a stunning acoustic cyborg with electromagnets suspended above the strings, allowing for control of minute details of shimmering resonance and gorgeous sustained tones.

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.