Out Of The Box
Acacia Quartet explores new frontiers by commissioning internationally renowned jazz pianist and composer, Joe Chindamo, to write his first string quartet, 'La Tempesta'. Chindamo, who is equally gifted as a composer and improviser, is known to skate effortlessly between musical genres with integrity and inventiveness.
The three works in the Out Of The Box program extend boundaries of one kind or another. Osvaldo Golijov's 'Tenebrae' uses divine, floating melodies to take his listeners on an otherwordly journey, Joe Chindamo's 'La Tempesta' explores clever tonal, emotional and rhythmic interplay while Maurice Ravel's much loved String Quartet in F uses beautiful French impressionistic effects and imitates the sounds of a Javanese gamelan orchestra.