Hugues Dufourt: UK Premiere by the Arditti Quartet 14th June
World premiered on 22 April 2017 in Vienna, Le Supplice de Marsyas d’après Titien by French composer and philosopher Hugues Dufourt will be performed for the first time in the UK by the Arditti Quartet on 12 June at 19:30 at Wigmore Hall in London.
This work was inspired by The Punishment of Marsyas, a painting by Titian based on the mythological story of Myrsyas as told by Ovid.
Hugues Dufourt writes that “The musical work inspired by the painting was written for string quartet. It consists of a reflection on the cutting quality of string instruments. It would be tedious to go into a detailed explanation of how they are used, since processes of musical development elude logical laws of thought. We do however notice effects of stridency, backwash, the clash of elementary forces, swirling sequences, imperceptible movements and the intermittent occurrence of elusive shapes.”
The concert programme also includes works by Luciano Berio, Younghi Pagh-Paan and Hilda Paredes. More information available here.