Music & Mind 2018
An evening of words and music featuring Tabla virtuoso Kuljit Bhamra, the award winning Alkyona String Quartet and acclaimed actor, Saskia Reeves.
What if Bach had played the tabla?
How does engaging with music help mental health?
With the exceptional team of Kuljit Bhamra, Saskia Reeves and The Alkyona String Quartet, Music and Mind brings together an exciting mix of music from the European and North Indian traditions and reimagines repertoire by composers ranging from Bach, Beethoven and Bartok alongside new works by composer Kuljit. Bhamra. Reflecting on the lows and highs of human existence, the concert will also include readings exploring the way the mind responds to and creates music. Alongside a letter by Beethoven, poetry and scientific research, participants in the Music and Mind creative writing workshop will read new work specially written for the occasion.
Programme includes movements from:
Bach – Prelude from solo suite in D minor No 2
Beethoven – Grosse Fugue
Bartok and Berio – String Duos
Bhamra – Himalaya and Raga Mela for tabla and string quartet
Janacek – Intimate Letters String Quartet No. 2
Improvisation for mixed Indian instruments and string quartet
Shostakovitch – String Quartet No.8