Events for this work
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.
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.
Part of the Brighton Fringe Festival: Listen America! 20th-Century Innovative Music series
The Ligeti Quartet's second concert as Quartet in Residence at the University of Sheffield.
Includes the world première performances of Anna Meredith's Music for Ravens and Tom Green's Gravity Fragments. Followed by a DJ set from Richard Greenan (KIT Records).