Aleph Gitarrenquartett
Aleph / Guy & Homburger
Aleph Quartett (DE), Barry Guy (GB), Maya Homburger (CH)
Sa 07/10, 19.30
Helmut List Halle

A sensitive guitar quartet, a virtuos baroque violinist, and a legendary double bassist whisk you away on a rich and varied journey through the centuries.

Strings only. An experiment of strings of all kinds: in 2017 the Aleph guitar quartet, who have been good for many a finely nuanced concert at musikprotokoll in the past, meets baroque violinist Maya Homburger and double bassist Barry Guy. The duo play off each other enjoyably and totally naturally, weaving baroque music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber together with new compositions and improvisations of György Kurtág and others.

Hailing from London, Barry Guy counts among the most important double bass players and most influential musicians of our time. Swiss violinist Maya Homburger has gained renown as an expert for baroque music with her Antonio della Costa violin from 1740. For more than twenty years, she and Barry Guy have been finely attuned to each other, with Guy also composing solo pieces for her. The two invite Aleph Quartett to embark with them on a journey through the centuries, performing their first evening together. The four sensitive virtuosos of the guitar quartet bring along a number of new compositions by Zeynep Gedizlioğlu and Marko Nikodijevic, among others, on this fascinating venture.