Quad Quartet/Kerger, Itoh, Verbey, Pärt, Mellits

30 Jun 2015 19:30

Venue:
Casa da Musica

Location:
Porto, Portugal

Presenter:
Casa da Música

Theo Verbey’s contemplative Passamezzo is based on the melodic material of a four-tone theme, used by Verbey to allude to early Baroque forms such as the Passacaglia and the Chaconne. The four-tone theme takes rhythmic shape in durations governed by the proportions 5:3:2:6. These numerical ratios in addition determine the proportions between the four movements of this composition – a procedure as old as notated music. Verbey explains: ‘I try to compose a sort of music that is influenced to the point of saturation: not just by fifty years of tradition, but by hundreds of years’.



Program:

Kerger: Schneelicht beben weiss
Ensemble: Quad Quartet

Itoh: Echolocation for Saxophone Quartet
Artists:
Fernando Coutinho Ramos (Bass Baritone);
António Figueiredo (Soprano Saxophone);
Henrique Portovedo (Tenor Saxophone);
Romeu Costa (Baritone Saxophone)
Ensemble: Quad Quartet

Pärt: Summa
Artists: Fernando Coutinho Ramos (Bass Baritone);
António Figueiredo (Soprano Saxophone);
Henrique Portovedo (Tenor Saxophone);
Romeu Costa (Baritone Saxophone)
Ensemble: Quad Quartet

Mellits: Black
Artists:
Fernando Coutinho Ramos (Bass Baritone);
António Figueiredo (Soprano Saxophone);
Henrique Portovedo (Tenor Saxophone);
Romeu Costa (Baritone Saxophone)
Ensemble: Quad Quartet

Verbey: Passamezzo
Artists:
Fernando Coutinho Ramos (Bass Baritone);
António Figueiredo (Soprano Saxophone);
Henrique Portovedo (Tenor Saxophone);
Romeu Costa (Baritone Saxophone)
Ensemble: Quad Quartet