Brian Ferneyhough And James Dillon 6th String Quartets
Donaueschingen Festival October 2010
This year's Donaueschingen New Music Fesitval will feature the contemporary string quartet, and Brian Ferneyhough and James Dillon will feature prominently in this special focus. Both composers will have their new Sixth String Quartets premiered as part of the festival's QUARDITTIADE, a celebration of contemporary string quartet composition on 16 October 2010 featuring the Arditti String Quartet alongside the Quatuor Diotima and the JACK Quartet. Dillon's quartet will be presented in performance by all three of the quartets, offering a fascinating insight into different approaches to new work. More details about the programme from the Donaueschingen New Music Festival website.
Brian Ferneyhough also featured at this years Darmstadt Festival in July. The world premiere of Renvoi/Shards for quarter-tone guitar & quarter-tone vibraphone was given by Norwegian ensemble asamisimasa. Two works by Rebecca Saunders also featured; Murmurs for seven players and Blauuw for double-bell trumpet.
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