INFOBOXGenre(s): Classical Music, Contemporary Music
From: Tyrol, Vienna, Austria
The musicians behind Vier Halbiert follow the mission of putting old and new music into a sustainable dialog. Originating from the quartet’s unusual combination of a violin, baroque violin, cello, and baroque cello, a comparison is attempted which encourages the exposure of sound developments and the relationships among the string instruments. Claudia Norz, Anna Tausch, Sofie Thorsbro Dan, and Barbara Ricobana facilitate a journey right through the eras and advocate that music is always up to date the moment it is performed. As such, it never loses its clout. The repertoire thrives on its sonic contrasts and diverse soundworlds.