Graham Reynolds with the Low End String Quartet
The composer fuses the story of 19th century inventor and mathematician Charles Babbage and his invention the difference engine (an attempt to create the world's first computer) in a loose concerto format for violin, cello, and piano.
Opening the show, and performing with Graham: The Low End String Quartet is a re-imagining of the classical string quartet. The instrumentation differs, adding a bass, dropping a violin, and swapping an electric guitar where the viola should be. All instruments are amplified. This "new and improved" string quartet lineup is much better suited for rumbling your ribcage.
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