• Jocelyn Pook
  • Speaking in Tunes (2002)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Funded by the National Touring Programme

Performance for String Quartet and mulit-screen video projections, made in 2002.
Unavailable for performance.

  • str4tet.tp
  • 1 hr 15 min

Programme Note

A classic quartet, four women, four witnesses. Speaking in Tunes is inspired by everyday sounds that become woven into the music of a string quartet as they take off on a journey driven by their thoughts, memories and dreams. Brilliant film landscapes are mixed with fragments of interviews about music, performing, and the course of life. Falling carpets and junk shop violins, stories, a collage of notes, movement and shadows; portraits of the musicians and the inner workings of a string quartet in a performance that crosses theatre, music, and visual art. A glimpse of the passion, drive and circumstance that brings these performers together on stage. Pook's 'Speaking in Tunes' is a captivating performance where inciting visual effects, a marvellous score and four authoritative personalities meet on stage, creating a multi-faceted and theatrical account of the creative process behind the making of music.