Student Freya Seeburger Explores Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

Thursday, February 04, 2016
METRO ACTIVE (SAN JOSE) -- This weekend, renowned graphic illustrator Barron Storey will debut artwork inspired by Quartet for the End of Time at Anno Domini. San Jose-based cellist Freya Seeburger, analyzing the quartet for her Master’s thesis at SFSU, will preview some of the music and talk about her research. In addition, her own quartet will perform the entire piece on February 20 at 8pm, March 12 at 8pm and March 13 at 2pm. “The piece, for me, represents an intersection of aesthetics, of politics and of musical technique,” Seeburger says. “It’s groundbreaking in its technical innovation, it’s amazing as a response to the historical circumstances, it lends itself to all the platforms we talk about, with the complexities of war and how staggering and horrifying war is.”