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Ever popular with audiences, this three movement string quartet juxtaposes transcriptions of music played by a Chinese jaw's harp, a Madagascan zither and the music of a Bulgarian village band. It was composed at the request of the Kronos Quartet who have played the work throughout the world.
The New Zealand String Quartet has championed the work giving performances all over the world. You can see them on Youtube in the process of making a new recording (due for release in 2010) and talking about the music.
Written at the invitation of the Kronos Quartet.
Long-ge (China); Ramandriana (Madagascar); Ratschenita (Bulgaria)
18 Mar 2007: Performed by the Jade String Quartet
13 Nov 2009: NZSQ: ... Cultural Property
29 Mar 2012: Eight Colours: New Zealand String Quartet
10 Jul 2015: New Zealand String Quartet | Festival Lachine
16 Nov 2019: New Zealand String Quartet | Celebrate 400
01 Dec 2019: New Zealand String Quartet | Celebrate 400
Performed by the New Zealand String Quartet
Performed by the New Zealand String Quartet at Adam Concert Room, Victoria University, Wellington, in November, 2009