Interesting (if short) evening watching the UK premiere of Nick Zinner’s (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) 41 strings. This is a piece of contemporary classical music featuring 41 different stringed instruments ranging from electric guitars to violins, violas and cellos.
Joining him was a large number of musicians such Romy Madley Croft (The XX), Hannah Thurlow (2:54), Gemma Thompson (Savages), Romeo Stodart (Magic Numbers), Lindsey Troy (Deap Vally), Jeff Wootton, Seye (Damon Albarn band) and Simon Tong (The Verve and The Good, The Bad and the Queen).
The piece itself was ‘pleasant’. Interesting to watch because of the number of string instruments, but not the greatest piece of classical music. But still a pleasant evening.