EYÉO — New Trans-Cultural Music for Qanun and String Quartet

Gare du Nord
© anna kott
Thursday, 09 February

In collaboration with the Greek qanunist Sofia Labropoulou, the Sonar Quartett is developing new commissioned works by Turgut Erçetin and Stefan Pohlit, as well as its own framework program that continues to spin the aesthetic directions of the compositions at the boundaries of improvisation. Against the background of the arithmetic tradition of the Aegean region, the focus is now on the development of a microtonal playing practice to which the modern qanun (descendant of the Pythagorean monochord) goes back.
With Sofia Labropoulou, the ensemble focuses on a personality who has translated the musical heritage of the European and Aegean musical tradition into a living practice. Erçetin's and Pohlit's completely different perspectives are flanked within the program by a separate improvisation laboratory, which transforms the purely subjective perspectives of the compositional styles in the mirror of the ensemble's equally subjective “culture of interaction.”
The framework program is also based in parts on composed works of the Turkish makam tradition, which the ensemble arranges and uses in unusual ways before going their own way based on the theoretical foundations of the arithmetic tradition.
Tickets are CHF 15-35 for adults and CHF 10 for children under age 12 as well as holders of the Colourkey.


Gare du Nord
Schwarzwaldallee 200
4058 Basel

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