Works for strings

String instrument

Mozart String Quartet no.19

Simon Zagorski-Thomas and Andrew Bourbon will be working with the Art Viole String Quartet from Wroclaw Music Academy with a group of MA Record Production and doctoral students from LCM at the historic palace of Piotrowice Nyskie in Poland. Using a range of interesting acoustic spaces in this Renaissance Palace and its out-buildings, the first movement of Mozart's 'Dissonance' Quartet will be reworked to create a radical contemporary reinterpretation.

Shostakovich String Quartet no.8

Working with the Konvalia Quartet, the researchers will undertake both a recording and a live surround sound multi-media performance at the University of West London performed on electric string instruments.

Beethoven Grosse Fuge for String Quartet

A further proposed project will involve a complex multi-track recording of Beethoven’s huge double fugue which Stravinsky described as 'an absolutely contemporary piece of music that will be contemporary forever.'

Franck Violin Sonata

Agata Kubiak (violin) and Emily Capulet (piano) will make a recording of the last movement of the Franck sonata and then will perform the piece on electric violin and digital piano at a special session of the Royal Musical Association conference in Birmingham in September 2015.

Bach Cello Suite

Another proposed project is to work with Amy Blier-Carruthers from the Royal Academy of Music. An as yet unconfirmed performer from RAM will be recorded by Simon Zagorski-Thomas and Andrew Bourbon.