Askell Masson Frum
Purcell Chacony in G minor, Z730
Janacek String Quartet No. 1 Kreutzer Sonata
Beethoven Grosse Fuge
Osvaldo Golijov Tenebrae
Tenney Having never written a note for percussion
Albert Schnelzer Apollonian Dances (new arr. for string quartet and percussion)
Evelyn Glennie percussion
Dame Evelyn Glennie joins the O/Modernt Quartet with Hugo Ticciati, Daniel Rowland, Gareth Lubbe and Julian Arp for a programme that explodes, condenses and stretches time.
While Janacek compresses an entire opera into his coruscating Kreutzer Sonata quartet, and Askell Masson's high-velocity Frum hurls a stream of rhythmic events at the listener, Golijov's Tenebrae opens up twilit, contemplative space. While in his Grosse Fuge Beethoven tussles mightily with complex harmony and cross-rhythms, James Tenney's Having never written a note for percussion explores just a single pitch.
The evening ends with a new arrangement of Albert Schnelzer's dynamic Apollonian Dances for percussion and string quartet, specially commissioned for Time Unwrapped