Bozzini Quartet Late

Aldeburgh Festival 2020




John Cage’s tantalisingly melodic 1950 piece is a fascinating ‘halfway house’ between his earlier work and his later practice of using chance procedures to generate and organise musical material.

Ana Sokolović’s Commedia dell’arte uses characters from the 16th-century Italian artform as inspiration for a piece which is by turns exuberant, sarcastic, touching and hilariously funny.

Cassandra Miller’s Warblework, with its setting of a local folk song called ‘Leaving’ and its dreamy transcriptions of Canadian birdsong, is a moving tribute to the remote island community she left to study composition in Europe.