To kick off their 10th anniversary year, Ligeti Quartet take a snapshot tour of music by some of the most exciting and genre-defying composers working today in the UK and around the world.
Ligeti Quartet have been at the forefront of modern and contemporary music since their formation in 2010. They have established a reputation as one of the UK’s leading ensembles, breaking new ground through innovative programming and championing of today’s most exciting composers and artists.
VANESSA GUINADI presents world premieres of compositions by Athanasia Kontou and Celia Denore. Soprano Vanessa is a final year undergraduate at the Royal Northern College of Music. She has premiered work including Sascha Pellegrini’s The Jewelled Staircase at National Gallery Singapore (2017), Dominic Matthew’s chamber opera What happened to Anne (2018) and Caroline Bordignon’s The Painted Veil (2018) at the Anthony Burgess Foundation, Celia Denore Lopez’s The Body Electric (2019) and the multi-composer collaboration 7 Haikus at the Carole Nash Recital Room (2019). Vanessa has also presented recitals at Buxton International Festival, St. Martin-inthe-Fields and the Whitworth Art Gallery.
THIS IS NOT JAZZ is the free improvisation and graphic score project of Lara Jones and Ben Gaunt. This performance also features Robert Bentall (nyckleharpa and electronics) and Damien Harron (percussion). All four are established artists, regularly featured on national radio and in concerts in the UK and worldwide. Between them they have won the Royal Over-Seas League Ensemble Prize, been nominated for a British Composer Award, been a finalist in the Franz Liszt Composition Prize, and won or been nominated for countless other honours.
ALEX MACKAY presents Targaze, a set of new solo work for manipulated instruments and electronics. Alex’s solo work draws upon their background in contemporary composition and experimental electronic music; utilising modular synthesis, manipulated acoustic instrumentation and experimental guitar techniques to create immersive sonic environments that fuse a minimalist focus with a metallic intensity.
ELECTRONI-KONGO combine cutting edge live electronics with the excitement and dynamism of Kongolese music to make you dance! Mulele Matando (Bass guitar and guitar) and Ben Eyes (electronics) create a new sound, informed from their heritage but also from the future, taking stock of today’s tumultuous times to create a positive energetic force.
Presented by Sounds Like THIS.
This is an 14+ event