‘Nuc’ is the latest release from Ligeti Quartet in collaboration with Anna Meredith. As part of the album, viola player Richard Jones collaborated with Meredith herself to re-arrange pieces from Meredith’s illustrious career.
Meredith’s idiosyncratic approach to contemporary music has earned her critical acclaim and made her one of the most sought-after composers in the world. The collaboration between her and the Ligeti Quartet resulted in an exquisite and singular sound that showcased their combined talent. They both share a dedication to creating music that challenges conventions while connecting with the audience.
Over ten tracks, you’ll hear a delightful blend of emotions – from joy to fury – yet never too seriously. The tracks feature Anna’s signature compulsive harmonies, rhythmic shifts, and sparkling textures, which alternately exude energy and calm.
The group’s fearlessness to experiment and break boundaries is evident on tracks like ‘Tuggemo’, ‘Honeyed Words’, ‘Solstice In’, ‘Chorale’ and ‘Shill”.
It is a captivating and original work, pushing modern classical music boundaries. It is an ambitious and daring album showcasing the group’s innovative approach to music.