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Performance on MEMBRA Sonification

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Memory Project Ligeti Quartet

In Autumn 2023 at MEMBRA Creative Lab 2 conversations amongst project members took place about the possible ways how one might represent epigenetic changes in SOUND. Team members Joe He and Marco Catoni vowed to follow this up…… and met with Dr Scott Wilson, who is a member of faculty in Birmingham in the Department of Music. In an ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE coincidence Scott was looking for a topic to guide a composition that looked at the idea of memory. This was a perfect match so Joe shared epigenetic data with Scott, who then transposed this into a composition.

The result of the collaboration will take place at a free concert given by the Ligeti Quartet at the Elgar Concert Hall on University of Birmingham campus.


CrossCurrents: The Memory Project – Ligeti Quartet

The ever-exuberant Ligeti Quartet brings to life this project exploring the kaleidoscopic idea of memory, in collaboration with composers based in the UK and Colombia.

This wide-ranging programme explores themes from the history of Colombia, through the changed cultural landscape of Kazimierz – the old Jewish district of Kraków, to sonifications of the epigenetic memory of trees. Featuring the world premieres of works by Natalia Valencia, Daria Kwiatkowska, Jorge Garcia, Santiago Lozano, Sara Caneva, and Scott Wilson.


University of Birmingham