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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.’
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.
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.
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.
Inaugural Concert - Goldsmiths Residency
Join us for our inaugural concert as resident ensemble at Goldsmiths, University of London! In this one-hour programme, we present some of our favourite works.
Black Angels in Brighton
Part of the Brighton Fringe Festival: Listen America! 20th-Century Innovative Music series
The Victoria Rooms
Concert in Sheffield
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).