Quartet + Tonbak
Quartet and singer
“diGIT” features new compositions commissioned by the Cologne Guitar Quartet for different formations with guitars/electric guitars. The works of 7-12 minutes length are either for amplified classical guitars and electronics or for electric guitars with/without electronics. The project is a starting point for expending and experimenting with the formation of a guitar quartet and additional instruments. The different instruments, amplification, effects offer different stage concepts and installations which will be developed together with the composers.
Dariya Maminova - Emptiness? (2019) - for guitar quartet and electronics
Francisco C.Goldschmidt - Ruil (2019) - for electric guitar quartet
Vincent Michalke - 'X - for guitar quartet, tablets and live electronics
Ptolemaios Armaos - Phantoms' embrace (2019) - for electric guitar quartet,
classical guitar and voice
Lucia Kilger - Paroxy (2019) - for electric guitar quartet and electronics
Guitar Quartet & Percussion
Folklore music is an essential part of our repertoire. One of its important elements is rhythm, which characterize many of the traditional melodies and dances.
We had the opportunity to collaborate with a Persian Tombak player, Syavash Rastani, and to create a quintet project together. Arranging a percussion roll to our folklore pieces, we bring forth original and refreshing interpretations to the pieces.
In our 2nd album (2019) the percussion will have a major roll and will be dedicated to folklore music.
Guitar Quartet & Voice
Guitar and voice has been always is a unique combination. Through different encounters we have been introduced to original compositions for guitar quartet and voice, as well as arranging folklore music for guitar quartet and a singer. In our debut CD "phasma", some of the pieces have a significant voice part. We had the pleasure to collaborate with singers such as Asumpta Mateu (Spain), Adaya Peled (Israel), Soheib Ehsan (Pakistan) and Núria Vinyals (Spain).