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A rich dynamic take on the electronic pioneers

 

The Balanescu Quartet, one of the world’s leading contemporary music groups, perform arrangements of songs by electronic music pioneers, Kraftwerk on Fri 15 March, 7.30pm at The Assembly Rooms Bath.

 

Presented by ICIA, University of Bath and opening the Bath Digital Festival, the Balanescu Quartet will play from the recording Possessed, including famous songs such as The Model and Computer Love as well as music by Michael Nyman and Gavin Bryars.

 

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Formed in 1987, Balanescu Quartet is one of the leading contemporary music groups in the world. Its guiding force
is the Romanian born violinist and composer Alexander Balanescu. Pushing the limits of the string quartet, the ensemble is more a band than a classical group; reflecting Balanescu’s passionate belief in fluidity between music genres.

 

Balanescu Quartet has writing and performing style unlike any other string quartet and their live performances are full of energy and dynamism. They have collaborated with composers like Michael Nyman and Gavin Bryars, Lounge Lizard John Lurie, Jack de Johnette, Ornette Coleman, David Byrne, the Pet Shop Boys, and developed projects inspired by Romanian traditional music as well as Kraftwerk, appearing in settings from New York’s Knitting Factory, London’s Roundhouse to The Lincoln Centre and Wembley Arena.

 

The University of Bath supports Bath Digital Festival with the Balanescu Quartet performance, celebrating the thriving digital culture, groups, networks and businesses in the City of Bath.

 

Tickets are available from ICIA, University of Bath priced £17, £14 Concs.

Box Office: 01225 386777 or online www.bath.ac.uk/icia

 

Balanescu Quartet 

Fri 15 Mar, 7.30pm

The Assembly Rooms, Bath, BA1 2QH
£17, £14 Concs & University Staff, £12 Bath SU
Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia