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Stylings of the Improvising String Quartet

with PUBLIQuartet

11:30 / Fri 4 Febr / Muziekgebouw Small Hall / € 20

First Time in the Netherlands    Improvisation    New American   
Cancelled
 
Photo : Lelaine Foster

PUBLIQuartet

Curtis Stewart (viool)
Jannina Norpoth (viool)
Nick Revel (altviool)
Hamilton Berry (cello)

The PUBLIQuartet improvises to Dvořák’s American quartet. In fact, they bring improvisation back to Dvořák’s music, because he wrote this string quartet after hearing music from Native Americans and African-American spirituals — originally partly improvised music that eventually evolved into blues and jazz. In other words: reciprocal improvisation.

In a mix of demonstration and conversation, the PUBLIQuartet exposes their improvisation process. They show where they find inspiration in Dvořák’s music and how to improvise to it as a quartet.

Cancelled

n fact, they bring improvisation back to Dvořák's music, because he wrote this string quartet after hearing music from Native Americans and African-American spirituals.