In 1970, the American composer George Crumb was inspired by the Vietnam war to write his Black Angels string quartet. The work quotes important aspects of all things temptation: from the fall of Adam and the Danse Macabre, all the way to Tartini’s Devil’s Trill. The Spiegel String Quartet will also perform Gyula Bánkövi’s The Gate of Hell in a Belgian creation!
The Gate of Hell (2001) for string quartet and electronics - BELGIAN PREMIERE
Black Angels 'Thirteen images of a dark land'
violin Elisa Kawaguti
violin Stefan Willems
alto Leo De Neve
cello Jan Sciffer
live electronics Jorrit Tamminga
coproduction Festival van Vlaanderen Brussel/Bruxelles