Work

Hairy, Breathy, Sweaty: Episodes from String Life (2007-08)

Eliav Brand

string quartet, video, and fixed medium

Commission: Bozzini Quartet with support from the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung (Germany)

Premiere

  • 28 Jan 2010 8:00 pm
    Montréal
    Brand | Kagel | Walshe

Performances

  • 29 Jan 2010 8:00 pm
    Montréal
    Brand | Kagel | Walshe
  • 30 Jan 2010 8:00 pm
    Montréal
    Brand | Kagel | Walshe

Program Notes

Hairy, Breathy, Scratchy: episodes from string life is based on sound situations of string instruments that we find in and out of the concert hall: the sound of a violin builder in her workshop, the one of a string quartet playing at a party in a villa’s garden, or in a city square, etc. With the recorded sound and video the quartet brings these realities into life on stage. They invite the public to experience the situations from a wide range between the distant to the closest possible.