The Oriole Quartet present a programme featuring Messiaen’s visionary Quartet for the End of Time, a dramatic exploration of the relationship between calmness and complexity.
Messiaen’s masterpiece is paired with musical depictions of the sounds and rhythms around us in Juno-award-winning composer Allan Gordon Bell’s Field Notes, and John Cage’s iconic 4’33”, invitation to hear the everyday sounds that no one notices.
Allan Gordon Bell Field Notes interspersed with extracts from
T S Eliot Four Quartets
John Cage 4’33
Olivier Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time
The Oriole Quartet
“a stark juxtaposition between the destructive and creative
potentials of humanity”
Steven Osbourne on Quartet for the End of Time