Rakhi Singh, Simmy Singh violins
Ruth Gibson viola
Ashok Klouda cello
Rakhi Singh and Vessel co-creators
A collaboration inspired by Janáček’s string quartet Intimate Letters with a memorised performance of the piece followed by the premiere of a new work written by a classical violinist and a pioneering electronic musician. ‘The Janáček has a powerful urgency’ says Vessel ‘driven by an obsessive desire that gives it a punk-ish irreverence’.
With the performers initially placed in the centre of the room, the audience is drawn close to the drama. The combination of acoustic instruments and electronics then scatters sound to all corners of a darkened Britten Studio, enveloping us in a contemporary response to a ground-breaking masterpiece.