Quatuor Ébène
Image credit: © Julien Mignot

Waves: acoustic meets electronic
Quatuor Ébène; Xavier Tribolet electronics
Sun 16 Jun 2024, 7.30pm
£40 £36 £32 £26 £18

This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


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Confirmation of Programme

The programme of the above concert has been confirmed and will now be as below


  • Quatuor Ébène
    • Pierre Colombetviolin
    • Gabriel Le Magadureviolin
    • Marie Chilemmeviola
    • Yuya Okamotocello
  • Xavier Triboletelectronics


Programme to include:
  • Raymond Scott
      • Nightfall - Venice
      • Twilight in Turkey
      • Powerhouse
      • Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus
      • Le baiser de l'Enfant-Jésus
      • Clix & Botanix
      • L'air de l'autoroute
      • Elucubration
      • Au-delà des Pyrénées


The purely acoustic string quartet and electronic instruments represent two very different musical aesthetics and are rarely heard together in concert. While it seems obvious that they can resonate together, can the overtone-rich timbre of a Stradivari meld with simple synthesized sinusoidal square waves?

Corruption? Assimilation? Liberation?

Quatuor Ébène, a veritable laboratory of sound exploration for 23 years now, and Xavier Tribolet, a poet of electronic waves, will embark on this bold but promising blend.

In compositions of their own and new arrangements, inspired by selected artists (Fauré, Messiaen, Pärt, Monk, Ellington, Mingus, Shorter, Aphex Twin) the five musicians venture into unusual creations, rhythms and harmonies - all this in the natural volume of their acoustic instruments. And, of course, some vocal chords will swing as well...

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