Liza Lim bei der Arbeit, 2005 (photo: Ricordi Berlin)

Do strings store information? This is the idea that inspired Liza Lim’s latest string quartet “String Creatures”, which is now given its German premiere at Musikfest Berlin by the JACK Quartet. The musicians also function as a multiple body connected by the sound of their strings in Helmut Lachenmann’s “Grido” and Iannis Xenakis’s “Tetras”.

Jack Quartet

Christopher Otto violin

Austin Wulliman violin

John Pickford Richards viola

Jay Campbell cello

Helmut Lachenmann

String Quartet No. 3 “Grido”

Iannis Xenakis


Liza Lim

String Creatures ‒ commissioned by Lucerne Festival, Melbourne Recital Centre and Miller Theatre at Columbia University (German Premiere)

A Berliner Festspiele / Musikfest Berlin event

Dates and Tickets

Thu 15 Sep 2022, 20:00

Chamber Music Hall


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