On Saturday 12 April at 7.30pm the Quartet will present “Tortured Love” at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow. The ensemble will use dramatic visual imagery to explore the themes of forbidden, unrequited and tortured love that inspired Janáček’s “Kreutzer Sonata” string quartet, Bartók’s first quartet and Mozart’s D minor quartet K421.
Specially commissioned illustrations will be digitally manipulated and projected on to screens behind the players. The visual content will respond to various characters and influences within the programme, including Tolstoy’s tormented female protagonist in his novella “Kreutzer Sonata”. The images will be further enhanced by MIDI information captured from the players, adding real time effects based on expression, dynamics and frequency.
Admission: £15; £12 concession; £5 students/RCS students free available from RCS Box Office and at the door.