In the Summer of 2007 Paul Robertson interviewed Sir John Tavener at a conference in Bath. During their wide ranging and fascinating conversation Sir John expressed enthusiasm to fulfill his long standing aspiration – to compose an entirely original work for 4 string quartets.
Segment One: Where does music come from?
Segment Two: Immortality or Mortality?
Segment Three: ‘Towards Silence’
After follow up conversations Paul and John agreed that this unique composition should be co-commisioned by The Music Mind Spirit and Rubin Museum, New York and devised so that in each performance the Medici Quartet could act as both mentors and performers to 3 other talented younger groups.