Nuc (album)

Composer
Date of composition
2023
Instrumentation
String quartet
tape

Events for this work

Tuesday
17
October 2023

Crypt Close-Ups: Black Angels & Anna Meredith

Grab a drink, get close-up to the artists and wander St Martin’s atmospheric crypt by candlelight for these informal gig nights.

This session features music from their Ligeti Quartet's new album Nuc, a collaboration with award-winning composer Anna Meredith. Alongside that is George Crumb’s iconic Black Angels, described as one of the scariest pieces of the 20th century, and listed by David Bowie as one of his favourite – ‘I heard this piece for the first time in the darkest time of my own 70s, and it scared the bejabbers out of me.

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.