Apollo And Artvark
THURSDAY 01 JANUARY - 12:00 AM
Apollo Saxophone Quartet
Artvark Saxophone Quartet
TWO SAXOPHONE QUARTETS COLLIDE AND MERGE
Apollo and Artvark have been working together on a ground-breaking project. Blurring the lines between classical and jazz, discovering the possibilities of eight ‘brass men’ in full battle, full of eagerness to mix their combined artistry and history to create a new sound world that defines a new tradition, all players writing, all players improvising, collectively drawing on influences from the past and present.
The eight original compositions from all members of the group offer a huge range of styles and sounds that somehow blend together to make cohesive whole: a piece for two baritones, accompanied by the others, hocketing melodies divided over eight saxophones moving like clockwork, interweaving lines inspired by the movement of the ocean and the wind, music to excite and challenge, to engage and to move the soul.