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Iklectik ,London, 02/05/2019, 7.30pm

Gildas Quartet played Janacek, Crumb, Whalley & Waeckerle
in a night of graphic notation, extended scores, sounding images and live composition.

The Gildas Quartet is the 4th guest of a series of streamed concerts taking place at IKLECTIK in London and at UCA in Farnham. The other concerts this year were Marcus Kaiser (May 2019), Stefan Thut (10/11 April 2019), Jessica Aslan and Emma Lloyd (13 March 2019). In 2020 We will be welcoming Marie Cecile Reber (February) and Greg Caffrey (April).

Black Angels (1971)– George Crumb
Quartet 2, 'Intimate Letters' (1928) - Leoš Janácek
A few birds and dreaming (2019) - Emmanuelle Waeckerlé - Recording here
Over Head Projection (live composition) ((2019) – Harry Whalley - Recording here

The Gildas Quartet have performed to critical acclaim at major venues including the Bridgewater Hall, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, and on BBC Radio 3. Praised for their ‘energy, verve and refreshing approach’, their bold and explorative approach to performance has been recognised by the International Franz Schubert and Modern Music Competition, Graz, where they were first prize winners of the Audience Engagement Award in 2018.

The concert series, is a collaboration between bookRoom and the Audio Research Cluster at UCA Farnham, curated by Emmanuelle Waeckerle and Harry Whalley, aroun their common research in extended, textual, visual, gestural and object scores and ways to integrate or experience technology in text/music/film/performances. The project is supported by UCA research fund.

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