Balanescu Quartet to take on Kraftwerk at The Assembly Rooms Bath
The Balanescu Quartet, one of the world's leading contemporary music groups, perform arrangements of songs by electronic music pioneers, Kraftwerk on March 15, 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.
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.
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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.
Tickets, costing £17, can be booked on 01225 386777.