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Joby Talbot

Publisher: Chester Music

Manual Override (2007)
Commissioned by Theatre Cryptic for Optical Identity, a presentation co-commissioned by Theatre Cryptic and Singapore Arts Festival. First performance given by the T’ang quartet on 31 May 2007 in Singapore.
Chester Music Ltd
Works for 2-6 Players
Sub Category
String Quartet
Year Composed
10 Minutes

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Programme Note
Joby Talbot Manual Override (2007)
Manual Override is about machines & people. The quartet sets up a kind of musical automaton by sampling themselves playing, then interacting with the resulting loops in a series of complex rhythmic games. You know that feeling you get when things are sliding completely out of control? – you try to take charge then rather wish you hadn’t…

Joby Talbot, London, 28th March 2007

Sample Pages

  • 12 MAY 2010
    Entity (Dance)
    Heilbronn, Germany
    Joby Talbot, Jon Hopkins, conductor
  • 10 APR 2010
    Entity (Dance)
    St. Pölten, Austria
  • 04 JUN 2009
    Saddler's Wells, London
    Random Dance Company

    Other Dates:
    5,6 June - Saddler's Wells, London
  • 01 JUN 2008
    Dance Week Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
    Random Dance Company

    Other Dates:
    2 June - Dance Week Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
    4 June - Dance Week Festival, Rijeka, Croatia
    15 June - Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Ludwigsburg, Germany
    20-22 June - Teatro alla Tese, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
    2 August - The Big Chill, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire
    8-11 September - Biennale de la Danse, Lyon, France
    16 September - Hall for Cornwall, Truro, Cornwall
    20 September - Posthof Zeitkultur Am Hafen, Linz, Austria
    3,4 October - Trafo, Budapest, Hungary
    8,9 October - Theatre Royal, Winchester
    13 October - Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
    18 October - Waterfront Studio, Belfast Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    30,31 October; 1 November - Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
    6,8,9 November - Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    14,15 November - Bonnie Bird Theatre, Laban, London
    22 November - Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh
    5 December - Teatro Comunale, Ferrara, Italy
    7 December - Teatro Sociale, Trento, Italy
    9 December - Teatro Rossini, Civitanova Marche, Italy
    15-18 January 2009 - Pavillon Noir, Aix-en-Provence, France
    24 January 2009 - University of California, San Diego, California, USA
  • 31 MAY 2007
    Optical Identity presented by Theatre Cryptic
    The T'ang Quartet

    Other Dates:
    1,2 June - Singapore
    31 August; 1 September - Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

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