From Dmitri Shostakovich to Sofia Gubaidulina, Russian artists over the centuries have frequently expressed defiance through their music to create works resonating with the spirit of resistance against political oppression.
Be immersed in this extraordinary emotional intensity together with the mesmerising laser artistry of Melbourne audio-visual artist Robin Fox for a program which brings Shostakovich’s String Quartets No. 7, Op. 108, and No. 11, Op. 122 together with Gubaidulina’s String Quartet No. 2. These works will be preceded by Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov’s moving “Icon” for String Quartet.
KLASSIK underground is supported by Ulrike Klein AO.
All the artists involved in this concert would like to express their solidarity with the people of Ukraine and the victims of the current violent conflict imposed upon its borders.
Image credit: Bryony Jackson
"...combining classical music with modern video installations - KLASSIK underground started as an experiment which then became a way or rethinking new concert formats."
Sophie Rowell (Violin) (MEL)
Matthew Tomkins (Violin) (MEL)
Tahlia Petrosian (Viola) (Leipzig, GER)
Simon Cobcroft (Cello) (ADL)
Visual Collaborator: Robin Fox