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Codex Astralis III is a piece that began from a fascination with the psalm singing of the outer hebrides... Gabriel Williams is our composer this week and his piece is our 26th #WorkoutWednesday. Listen to the piece and find out more here: 26of100
The 'String Quartet in 13-Limit Harmony' is our 25th featured #WorkoutWednesday piece. Composed by Jacob Elkin, the pitches for this microtonal piece were chosen from a set of "Just" whole number ratios that offer new harmonic relationships: 25 of 100
Our next #WorkoutWednesday featured composer is Hoi Ching Yeung with her piece, 'Stormy Carnival next to the Creek'. What if you're the only one there? Are you lonely... or scared... or...? 24 of 100
The Owl and the Eagle is our next #WorkoutWednesday. By Australian composer, Rae Howell (@Sunwrae), the piece represents the opposites invoked by these birds of prey... Night and day, sun and moon, dark and light: 23 of 100
John Sturt (@jsturtcomposer) is our next #WorkoutWednesday composer. His piece, 'Neo-Gaelic Dances', was originally written for the Smith Quartet and is inspired by the Gaelic Fiddle music of the Shetland Islands. Travel north with us all here: 22 of 100
Our next #WorkoutWednesday composer was the 2014 winner of both the Longy orchestral and commencement processional/ recessional composition competitions. A prolific composer and multi-instrumentalist, here is @MelFitzhugh's piece, 'Aleatory': 21of100
Out now on @Bandcamp from @SnVariations is a new album from @CorkerAdrian - Since It Turned Out Something Else. His first long-form album for 9 years. Featuring performances from @LigetiQuartet @AishaOrazbayeva @jsphnstphnsn @chrisrwatson…
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Richard Jones performing with us at @WOMADfestival 2022. Photo by @Alexunai3. Rich is part of the brilliant @LigetiQuartet. You can hear them play live on our new version of Abar Ashibo Phirey from the album #Bondona.…
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Tomorrow, we will be joining @CardewConcerts in a workshop to discuss how compositions inspired by the poem, 'The Caravan Moves On,' realise the themes within the piece. We're excited to explore with the chosen composers!
'Inhale', a piece that was an instinctive and personal response to the #COVID19 pandemic was crafted by cellist, singer and composer, Talia Erdal, from Israel. Talia and her piece are this week's #WorkoutWednesday:
A week from today, at 5pm (local time), we'll be performing a workshop concert to an audience in Copenhagen. We're thrilled to be showcasing the works of some very talented @RDAM composers:
At 12 years old at the time of application, Tristan McCardel is our youngest #WorkoutWednesday featured composer! Tristan's piece, 'Battle', reflects the various machinations of a battle full of sword fighting twists and turns: 19of100
Matias Vestergård is a Danish composer and pianist based in Denmark. His piece, 'Bastard Wing' is our next #WorkoutWednesday and evokes the "sounds of bird wings flapping... with stylized bird-cries": 18of100
We are incredibly excited to feature on @khiyoband's new album, #Bondona - perfect for a Friday afternoon listen!
Jane’s Minstrels celebrate the life and work of #JaneManning & #AnthonyPayne at this year’s @colourscapenow Festival, Clapham Common, Sun 11 Sept. Singers & musicians found anywhere in this fabulous labyrinth of colour for the most unusual concert of music Jane promoted & loved
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Emulating the wild, unfamiliar environment of the harsh Arctic plains, TUNDRA is our next #WorkoutWednesday performance from composer, Olivia Ransome: 17of100
#ADustInTime’s London premiere will be given by @LigetiQuartet presented and produced by @tangramsound & LSO St Luke’s this weekend (August 28 & 29, 7:30pm) as part of “Our Silence is Your Silence” concert. Come join us🙌…Y@lsostlukess@londonsymphonyyc
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What is silent music? Explore the boundaries between silence and sound, and its deep roots in East Asian philosophies, in an immersive concert experience presented by @tangramsound. Join us on Sunday 28th & Monday 29th August at 7.30pm @lsostlukes:
Explore! by @AshaParkinson is our next #WorkoutWednesday composition and composer. Asha is a London-based saxophonist whose work crosses the boundaries between traditions. For Explore!, she takes inspiration from 'fae' folk or 'Widdershins': 16of100
It's #WorkoutWednesday and that means we get to meet our next fantastic composer! This week features @carolinebordign and her piece, 'Incandescence', inspired by an idea of capturing bursts of light and colour in musical form: 15of100
Postah dropp!!!!! OUR SILENCE IS YOUR SILENCE. We’re looking forward vvv much to launching our 22/23 season at @lsostlukes in a few weeks time 😻 Big love to Ezra Moth for the beauts design and to@Genesis_Fndnn for the support ✏️💕jK2
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Our next #WorkoutWednesday composer is @JamesMCreed with his composition, 'Seven Lines for the Ligeti Quartet'. Three chords are repeated and incrementally changed to invoke the feeling of coming and going... and of many forces at play: 14of100
Julie Mandel studied composition with Ernst Krenek, who introduced her to the 12 tone system of writing music. @juliemandel2's tribute to her former teacher, 'To Ernst', is our next #WorkoutWednesday: 13of100
Beyond bringing you Tangram founding artists @danjshao @BeibeiAmy ☺️ we are honoured to be joined by some wonderful guests @LigetiQuartet @annaclarimoto Inna Husieva (@natoperastudio) + more!
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"I have always been attracted to musical writing which incorporates 'tones' and 'effects' into its motivic language" says Jacob Haworth, our next #WorkoutWednesday featured composer. Listen to his piece, 'Full and Empty Streets' here: 12of100
Working in 40° heat. Couldn't do this without our fans
Pleased to announce the new album from @CorkerAdrian releasing on digital/CD in September and featuring @chrisrwatson @AishaOrazbayeva @jsphnstphnsn @LigetiQuartet @tkmwtb @tatsuhisayamamo and George Barton amongst others.…
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'Tafalong' is a Taiwanese aboriginal song sung in traditional harvest festivals for hundreds of years. @JoYuLi1's arrangement for the quartet transforms the ancient ballad to a brand new sound for this week's #WorkoutWednesday: 11of100 #tafalong
#WorkoutWednesday continues with a piece inspired by yoga practice - a composition and a 'workout' for the quartet and their instruments as they (and their strings) breathe, stretch and relax. Here is 'vinyāsa' by @larrygoves: 10of100
Can you tell that we absolutely loved taking part in this #livestream with Arkansas (!) last week with the brilliant Trevor New and the equally brilliant Anna Ovsyanikova?
Another great day spent with @LigetiQuartet. We ended the day with a fantastic final performance, it was amazing to see a variety of year groups playing together! #somuchmore @NottsHighIJS
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In this next #WorkoutWednesday piece, by @FloriMaunders, the ideas of haste, speed and rushing pace are developed alongside the reference to tarot; the 8 wooden wands of the card's design reflected closely in the wooden instruments and bows of the quartet:
Time's Doorway - composed by @CoreenMorsink - is our next #WorkoutWednesday. The piece was inspired by a translation of a text by the ancient Greek philosopher #Apollodorus: 8of100
We had so much fun with you all, thanks for the great day 🎶🎷🎺�…JTTkz2
Happy fathers' day Patrick & Richard! Cheers to the great balancing act that is life...
American friends! Join us next week (Friday 24th June) at @crystalbridges as part of a program of chamber orchestra and chamber music inspired by their exhibition, 'The Dirty South'. Everyone else! Keep your eyes open for the #Livestream on 24th!
It's #WorkoutWednesday! This week, we feature DONA a noi i TONI, an homage to Italian composer Franco Donatoni by fellow composer, Ugo Raimondi 7of100
"See How They Run" is this week's #WorkoutWednesday. By Yshani Perinpanayagam, the piece is a snapshot taken from her experience of depression: @_yshani
We're pleased to share this year's 'New Voices' opportunity offered by @soundandmusic - an artist development programme supporting composers to explore new ideas, new sounds and new music. Anyone interested from our Workout project? Deadline is 24th June:
KOGG will perform "Belastica" at the Aldeburgh Festival on 10th June... and we're joining them! Commissioned by @BrittenPears and inspired by #belabartok. Join us @SnapeMaltings in (almost) exactly a week!
Fiabe di Mare, which translates to "Tales of the Sea", is a series of interlinked vignettes inspired by the storytelling of Italo Calvino. Visit to find out more about this week's composer, @zacgvi: #WorkoutWednesday 5of100
Hey Twittersphere, any ideas out there for good surround-sound/immersive pieces for string quartet? Go...
Lecturer in Electronic Music, Computing and Technology at Goldsmiths, University of London…
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Our next #WorkoutWednesdays featured composer is Candelaria Dorta with the piece, 'Impredecible IV':
KOGG will perform Belastica at the Aldeburgh Festival 10th June! Commissioned by @BrittenPears and inspired by #belabartok We're excited to be joined by the fantastic @LigetiQuartet Join us for this audio-visual spectacle in beautiful @SnapeMaltings!
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Some more lovely words about our performance at @BristolNewMusic last week from @bristol247 - "It truly was a new experience of listening and a phenomenal feat of musicianship given the players could neither see each other nor their instruments":
Beyond excited to announce 'Each Other', a new work in collaboration with @kevindcahill & Dr. Val Welbanks ( @LigetiQuartet ). You can watch the trailer below - beautifully made by @WandernMedia and recorded by @douglaswhates at Red Stereo. |
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Hector Oltra-Garcia is the next composer in our 'Workout Wednesdays' series, showcasing each of the 100 composers from our #Workout! project: #3of100
"[Demonstrating] the Ligeti Quartet's abundant virtuosity... it was of course sensational..." Lovely review from @LondonJazz from our performance in darkness at Bristol New Music last week:
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