Three generations of genius live in the Waterfront Studio, 18 July 2022; the Hebrides Ensemble performs modernist classics by Ravel, Messiaen and Iannis Xenakis
Three generations of French composers, and a century-long revolution in the way that we hear the world.
“The listener must be gripped and –whether or not they like it – drawn into the flight path of the sounds, without special training being necessary”, Iannis Xenakis
From the exquisitely realised miniature worlds of Maurice Ravel, to the sacred ecstasies of Messiaen and the bold, beautiful sonic architecture of his pupil Iannis Xenakis (who would have been 100 years old in 2022), these are sounds to ravish the ear and set the synapses sparking. The Hebrides Ensemble is a virtuoso chamber ensemble created especially to play music like this - up close and personal in Belfast’s Waterfront Studio.