Echo Collective plays Jóhann Jóhannson
sn. 27-09-2020, 19:00
Chamber concert / online broadcast
Symphony Hall | Live Filharmonia
The ability to smoothly transition from black metal to Erasure, from Radiohead to Stars Of The Lid defines the Echo Collective and its musicians. Without prejudice, without exaggeration, without being hostage to genres and their boundaries, they always have the utmost seriousness. They take up challenges set by others and leave their mark on them.
In 2019, Echo Collective presented a new fantastic project: the Jóhann Jóhannsson string quartet, "12 Conversations with Thilo Heinzmann". This tremendous work by Echo Collective was released by the cult record label Deutsche Grammophon in September 2019.

The composer, Jóhann Jóhannsson himself, was "obsessed with the texture of sound", regularly bending the boundaries between classical and electronic music. In his eclectic style, he created hypnotic, exceptionally sophisticated images. The beauty of the music contained in "12 Conversations" reveals what can be called the essence of its sound.

Jóhannsson's music is, therefore, a perfect fit for the Echo Collective, who create, interpret and show the world their work described as "post-classical", "neoclassical" or "non-classical". The correct etiquette does not matter much to Neil Leiter and Margaret Hermant – founders of the Echo Collective.

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