According to philosopher Daniel Dennett, dreams are like cassette tapes that are inserted into our consciousness just before waking up. Composer Yannis Kyriakides borrowed this idea for his new work Cassettes, written for the Montreal-based Quatuor Bozzini. This work for string quartet and electronics consists of sixteen movements, inspired by dreams Kyriakides had during the strange months of the first lockdown in 2020.
The Bozzinis are one of the finest ensembles in the world when it comes to new and experimental music for string quartet. In addition to Kyriakides’s latest, they also play compositions by two alumni of the Royal Conservatoire.