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Tickets £12 (£9 concession)

Ligeti Quartet:
Mandhira de Saram violin
Patrick Dawkins violin
Richard Jones viola
Val Welbanks cello

Stef Conner Singing Strings
Christian Mason Ezir Kara
Tanya Tagaq Sivunittinni
Christian Mason Muttos

The Ligeti Quartet deliver a concert that poses existential questions of contemporary music: who is it by, and who is it for? Stef Conner’s Singing Strings is a stand-up comedy skit on string quartets, a piece that bites back at appropriate compositional norms in a musical shouting match. The piece is complemented by works by Christian Mason, focusing on Tuvan and Sardinian vocal traditions, and a performance of throat singer Tanya Tagaq’s stark and potent Sivunittinni. A Canadian Inuk, Tagaq released the record Retribution in 2016, a galvanising year in the justice movement for the country’s indigenous people. The piece rounds off a programme that challenge the filters and purposes of contemporary art.

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This event will finish at approximately 1pm.

Photo: Ligeti Quartet © Mike Massaro

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