Portsmouth Chamber Music Series: Sounds of Now – Ligeti Quartet play Anna Meredith’s string quartets

Anna Meredith’s joyful, furious, energetic and restful music dazzles but is never too serious. The critically-acclaimed Ligeti Quartet share tracks from their new album fusing acoustic and electronic music for string quartet by the Mercury-prize nominated composer.

MEREDITH – Tuggemo (5’30)
MEREDITH – A Short Tribute To Teenage Fanclub (5’)
MEREDITH – Honeyed Words (4’)
MEREDITH – Chorale (8’)
MEREDITH – Shill (3’)
MEREDITH – Haze (4’)
MEREDITH – Blackfriars (3’)
MEREDITH – Nautilus (5’)

Anna Meredith has achieved incredible success straddling multiple musical worlds, never compromising her raw, individual style. This concert is based around the Ligeti Quartet’s new album, Nuc, providing a survey of Meredith’s career to date, heard through her original works for string quartet.

Nuc started life as a conversation between Anna Meredith and Richard Jones (Ligeti Quartet’s viola player) after realising that after a decade of frequently working together, they had almost an album’s worth of music. So an idea developed in which they would not only make the first studio recordings of Anna’s original music for string quartet, but that Richard would create new arrangements of existing tracks by Anna including from her award-winning electronic and dance albums.

The result is a joyful, occasionally furious, never too serious, energetic/restful collection of tracks which dazzle with Anna’s signature compulsive harmonies, rhythmic shifts of gear and sparkling textures.

Presented by Music in the Round. Thanks to funding from the Hinrichsen Foundation.

Series Discount: 20% discount if you book any 6 or more Chamber Music/Sounds of Now concerts.

Further info/tickets from Portsmouth Guildhall.

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