Ligeti Quartet

A really odd album release at Rough Trade. Ligeti Quartet playing an in-store for the release of their take on Anna Meredith’s work. Followed by a Q&A with Anna and the Quartet.

I had photographed the Quartet as part of Daylight Music a few years ago and the listing seemed to suggest the quartet were playing with Anna Meredith. I and other attendees were expecting some kind of hybrid mixture of Anna’s amplified danceable classical music, with a chamber quartet. But this was actually just a chamber quartet’s setting of Anna’s work. It was really beautiful and the audience were impeccably behaved. But we were slightly disappointed not to have Anna perform. Although the Q&A partially made up for it.

(Photos shot in silent mode and I couldn’t find a shutter speed that minimised banding)