Quatuor Bozzini & Rhodri Davies: Occam

Sun 7 Jul, 4pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Classical music
From £20
past event
past event
Atmospheric harp performance by Rhodri Davies
Warren Orchard

The flowing sounds of waterways – often seen as in-between worlds – form the inspiration for the ethereal music of Éliane Radigue.

‘Radigue is all about perpetual transition,’ writes Kate Molleson about Éliane Radigue, the French sound pioneer who was searching for ‘the sound within sound’: ‘She is a master of transience, queen of the in-between.’

Radigue found the ‘in-between’ for a large part of her work in water – oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, waterfalls – anything that connects the constant movement of water with meditative contemplation.

In the late 2000s Radigue started her series Occam, a constantly evolving body of works in which each piece has been created together with a performer or group of performers.

Two of her collaborators, the harpist Rhodri Davies and the Quatuor Bozzini string quartet, bring the works they created with Radigue in her Parisian apartment to the Queen Elizabeth Hall, inviting audiences to be immersed in the flowing sounds of Radigue’s water-inspired compositions.

Quatuor Bozzini quartet holding their instruments
Michael Slobodian
Bozzini Quartet
  • Quatuor Bozzini
  • Rhodri Davies harp
  • Hélène Breschand harp
  • Éliane Radigue: OCCAM I for harp; OCCAM XIV for harp; OCCAM RIVER XX for harp duo
  • Interval
  • Éliane Radigue: OCCAM DELTA XV for string quartet

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Sun 7 Jul, 4pm
Approximate run time: 2 hours 15 mins.
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