Intimate Voices – Behind the Scenes

We are about to open our new EQ ‘Intimate Voices’ season – hooray! This is the first of 3 themes that we will explore over the 2015-16 season and will feature in every concert we perform between now and Christmas. As you can imagine, this conjures up some pretty intense and powerful programming, but that’s what we like!

I will be jotting down thoughts and reports along our ‘Intimate Voices’ journey over the next couple of months on this blog, hopefully giving an insight into life behind the scenes of EQ, so here goes…

We are all busy practicing at the moment, so not much exciting news to report so far, except a lot of emails back and forth about editions, tempi etc. Why did Janáček struggle so much to write his wonderful music down coherently?! There are so many editions out there and we are currently flitting between two of them trying to decide which ones make his incredibly complicated tempo changes and cross rhythms etc most decipherable. A final, executive decision MUST be made soon…

Tristan