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ALEPH GUITAR QUARTET
TUESDAY, OCT 15 2013, 07:30 PM
The Aleph Guitar Quartet—one of Europe’s foremost contemporary music ensembles—has contributed significantly to the creation and performance of new compositions for four guitars. Anchored by works by Austrians Georg Friedrich Haas and Peter Jakober, the quartet brings a scintillating program of works written specifically for them.
Artoro Fuentes TONIC (2012)
Bernd Richard Deutsch Fixe Ideen (2001)
Peter Jakober triften (2007)
Manuel Hidalgo Kampftanz (1999)
Georg Friedrich Haas Quartet for Four Guitars (2007)
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The Aleph Guitar Quartet, has has contributed significantly to the production of contemporary repertoire for four guitars. Numerous composers have worked closely with these four musicians in order to capture the sonic possibilities of this ensemble, which is occasionally complemented with guest artists. Thanks to the repeated support of Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation as well as the Swiss Cultural Foundation "Pro Helvetia", the Aleph Guitar Quartet is in a position to continuously commission compositions to extend its repertoire. The ensemble performs regularly at New Music festivals such as MaerzMusik (Berlin), ars nova (SWR), Eclat (Stuttgart), Steirischer Herbst (Graz), Warsaw Autumn, Archipel (Geneva), Pan Music (Seoul), and Klangspuren (Schwaz).
Concerts have been broadcast by radio stations such as SWR, ORF, BR, SR, Radio Swiss Romande, Polskie Radio, Deutschlandradio, and RTV SLO. The Aleph Guitar Quartet has been continiously collaborating with ZKM, Institute for Music and Acoustics, in Karlsruhe. The Quartet is supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Karlsruhe, by the State of Baden-Württemberg and by the Spanish Ministry of Culture.