Stephen Whittington: Music for Airport Furniture

Stephen Whittington releases the premiere recording of Music for Airport Furniture for string quartet

This subtle and beautiful work alludes to Erik Satie’s Furniture Music.

The composer writes, ‘I was interested in the airport departure lounge as an arena for human emotions-boredom, apprehension, hope, despair, loneliness, the tenderness of farewells – all taking place within a bland, often desolate space.’

Recorded by the Zephyr Quartet, an award-winning Australian ensemble dedicated to the performance of contemporary music.

The work was premiered at the Psychadelic Rays of Sound festival.

Available from September 9 on the Los Angeles-based label Cold Blue.


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