Boundary bending iyatraQuartet create original and virtuosic music; fusing their classical roots with innovation, intense energy and groove; exploring the capabilities of their instruments with a heady mix of world sounds and extended techniques.
Over the summer Alice, George, Rich and Will of iyatraQuartet have been sharing open rehearsals and livestream concerts from the greenhouses. This Sunday 4th October, BPCG will be hosting a socially distanced live concert – outside of course!
Following the release of their new album, Break the Dawn, the innovative quartet, melding their classical roots with dynamic traditional and improvised music, will be playing material from their two albums and pieces they have worked on over lockdown.
Sit back – on our ‘socially distanced’ seats – and listen to the music in the wonderful surroundings of the decking in the lower gardens of the beautiful community gardens. Refreshments will be available to buy at the event. Owing to regulations, only 30 tickets will be available to buy so book early to avoid disappointment.
Gates open 4.30, 1st half 5.00 to 5.30, Interval 5.30 to 5.50 , Second half 5.50 to 6.20.
Bring umbrellas – excellent for social distancing and to shelter under from any rain. And do dress up warmly. (We will make sure we have thermoses of nice warming liquids for you before and at the interval!)
After the concert, leave the park via the Brockwell Lido Park gates as other park gates will be closed. Therefore, best to park near the Brockwell Lido if you are driving to this concert.
Music (digital download, CD and vinyl) are available to buy on their website. www.iyatraquartet.com
‘A band who live by their wits and produce something different each night’ fRoots *****
‘Exquisite polyphony … a journey worth joining’ Songlines Magazine ****
Their debut album (This World Alone) was praised by violinist Nigel Kennedy as ‘beautiful … full of space and truth’. In 2019, iyatraQuartet were recipients of the inaugural Kennedy-Kolodziejski Award.
‘iyatra’ derives from the Hindi word for travel or pilgrimage and the group embraces this sense of journey in their music. At times drawing inspiration from Carnatic music and plainchant, with Cuban rhythms, English folk and Arabic music all thrown into the mix, there is a surprise around every corner.
iyatraQuartet is supported by PRS Foundation’s Open Fund Award.