iyatraQuartet plays a Gig at the Greenhouses
July 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm£3 - £10
iyatraQuartet: violin – cello – bass clarinet – percussion
‘a flavour of dizzy Balkan revelry’ Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph
iyatraQuartet are multi-instrumentalists who work collaboratively to create original, boundary-bending and joyful music. The London-based quartet have enjoyed recent performances at WOMAD , Songlines Encounters Festival, Cambridge Big Weekend, the Herne Hill Festival, Totally Thames Festival and London International Arts Festival, as well as multidisciplinary projects with contemporary dance, live poetry and film.
‘A band who live by their wits and produce something different each night’ Mark T, fRoots
iyatraQuartet recorded a debut album in November 2015, recorded in the Union Chapel, London and received as a 5-star album choice by fRoots magazine and with a 4-star review in Songlines Magazine. The inspiration for ‘This World Alone’ their first album, evolved through working and performing with musicians and artists in London’s rich cultural scene. ‘iyatra’ comes from the Hindi word for ‘travel’ and ‘journey’: a concept that is embraced in the music.
‘exquisite polyphony… a journey worth joining‘ Songlines Magazine
At this gig, iyatraQuartet will be playing masses of new material from their eagerly awaited second album, due for release at end of 2018.
‘full of space and truth…that twist of Dolphy is brilliant’ Nigel Kennedy
BPCG will be running a botanical bar serving drinks and snacks so arrive any time from 6pm to enjoy these with a stroll around the gardens.
Around 6.45pm, iyatraQuartet will play their first set
Around 7.30pm, we will have an interval
Around 8.00pm, iyatraQuartet will play their second set
Around 8.45pm, we will leave the Greenhouses to exit the park via the Lido Gate
To find us, follow the signs in the park to the Community Greenhouses. We are between the Tennis Courts and the Walled Gardens.
Photo credit: Scott at Oxford University Museum of Natural History
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