There’s a war brewing. Simmering throughout Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony is a conflict between the building blocks of music: on the one hand, lyricism and melody; on the other, incisive rhythms, razor-sharp accents and syncopation. Matching each-other blow for blow, they compete for supremacy right up until the final movement when suddenly two become one. Exploring how lighting might illuminate not only musicians on-stage but the inner-workings of a symphony too, we leap from the shadows into a maze of dazzling contrasts.
Alongside this, Ash takes Beethoven’s surging rhythms and forges them into a new, thrillingly jagged entity, as though a symphony is being viewed through a shattered mirror.
Please note that audience will be admitted from 5.20pm