Singing Strings

Date of composition

A Contemporary Quartet in Conversation

This is a a musical and theatrical treatise on the contemporary string quartet, tracing sounds and their histories through the medium of a four-way conversation between voices and instruments. Musical materials take root in the sound-world of the contemporary string quartet and evolve into gestures that evoke and extol the musicality of words about music.

Events for this work

December 2017

A Child's Christmas in Wales, and other stories

With narrator Mark Tattersall.

A festive fairytale treat for all the family, A Child’s Christmas in Wales chronicles Dylan Thomas's own childhood memories and remains one of his most popular and loved works.

In this wonderful adaptation for strings, step into December days ‘as white as Lapland’, where mischief is easily found, snowballs are hurled, and the curious grownups are shrewdly observed.

October 2017

'Remembering the Future', in Cambridge

This concert explores the history and future of music: transformations of famous Baroque works, visionary early 20th-century quartets, Haas's reinterpretations of tradition, and the world premiere of award-winning composer Stef Conner's Singing Strings: A Contemporary Quartet in Conversation.

Tickets: £16 (early bird £12), students £5