Past events

Friday
15
September 2023

A Strange Loop

An evening of immersive sound to launch recur’s debut LP – a strange loop. An ensemble featuring Ligeti Quartet, tuned percussion and electronics will stage a performance of the record in surround sound. The night will also feature live sets from Malvern Brume and a special guest, plus a selection of DJs including film director Peter Strickland.
Friday
23
June 2023
Friday
23
June 2023

Ligeti Day: Quartets

Join the Ligeti Quartet and friends for an enticing programme of György Ligeti's music, including the incredible Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes.

An exploration of Ligeti’s unique take on the fundamental elements of music from the playful Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes to Bartók-inspired Quartet No.1, modernist Quartet No.2, and the uncertain harmonies and tangled textures of Ramifications.

Friday
2
June 2023

Nuc in York

Anna Meredith has achieved incredible success straddling multiple musical worlds, never compromising her raw, individual style. This concert features the Ligeti Quartet’s new album Nuc, providing a survey of Meredith’s career to date, heard through her original works for string quartet. New arrangements of Meredith’s music by the Quartet's violist Richard Jones also feature, including from her award-winning electronic and dance albums.

Cover art by Eleanor Meredith and Martin McGrath

Friday
12
May 2023

Kings Place: Soundscape

Ligeti Quartet brings the now-vintage sound world of Steve Reich’s iconic Different Trains into the present day via the Soundscape system at Kings Place.

Alongside this poignant work the Quartet presents tracks from their new album Nuc, a collaboration with award-winning composer Anna Meredith. In addition to strings, Nuc features the sounds of synths, drum machines, birdsong, an MRI scanner, brass and hums, proving the durability of the string quartet in the twenty-first century.

Thursday
13
April 2023

Nuc launch at the Leadmill

Anna Meredith has achieved incredible success straddling multiple musical worlds, never compromising her raw, individual style. This concert launches the Ligeti Quartet’s new album Nuc, providing a survey of Meredith’s career to date, heard through her original works for string quartet. New arrangements of Meredith’s music by the Quartet's violist Richard Jones also feature, including from her award-winning electronic and dance albums.
Tuesday
20
December 2022

Radio 3 New Music Show

BBC Radio 3’s New Music Show returns to the Fire Station with a specially recorded event featuring several new music acts, including the renowned Ligeti Quartet and the cutting edge Distractfold Ensemble.

The show recorded on this evening will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s New Music Show on Saturday 7th January 2023 at 22.00.

Friday
24
June 2022

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas

Conducted by the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas' (SoNA) Music Director Paul Haas and featuring the live regional premiere of the groundbreaking piece New Canons by Trevor New, the program will include a mixture of chamber orchestra and chamber music inspired by artworks in the exhibition The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse.

Friday
10
June 2022

KOGG duo @ Aldeburgh

Inspired by Bartók’s legacy as a composer and collector of Eastern Europe folk music, KOGG conjures a world inspired by the breadth of Bartok’s explorations coupled with their own unique sound and approach.

Experimental electroacoustic duo KOGG is a collaboration between Selena Kay and Cerys Hogg. KOGG combine composition with improvisation and generative approaches. Working with real and home-made instruments, sound objects, and field recordings, they fabricate a kaleidoscopic sound world of elastic rhythms and shifting melodies.