4-MALITY

Ensemble
biography

4-MALITY is one of the world's most compelling and innovative percussion quartets. It was formed by Adrian Spillett, the first percussionist to win the prestigious BBC Young Musicians Competition.

The 4-MALITY artists have command of over eighty drums, gongs, cymbals and tuned percussion. The music and performance is unique. Defying categorisation, it is visually spectacular, physically demanding and presented with the skill and artistry of dedicated chamber musicians.

The influences in the music are so diverse that 4-MALITY concerts always appeal to a wide audience. Comparisons with the music of Japan, Africa, the Caribbean and the minimalism of Steve Reich are common, providing the audience with a sense of familiarity amidst the excitement of experiencing something new.

 

4-MALITY have performed in many prominent venues and at world renowned festivals including the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, The Berlin Philharmonie, Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, London's Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room, The Snape Proms, Rhythm Sticks, The Cheltenham Festival, The Bath Festival and The Edinburgh Fringe. International tours have taken the group to Australia, Taiwan, Turkey, France, Spain, Ireland, Belgium and Finland.

 


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Reviews
 International Ajans Press, Turkey,
"Mad, Fast, Physical ... The concert hall was packed and the audiences gave a standing ovation."
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Art Gallery of Western Australia
 The Western Australian Times,
"'as soothing as Valium... drum sufaces are relentlessly attacked by the seemingly tireless quartet.... superbly virtuosic!'"
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BBC Proms
 The Guardian,
"'...4-MALITY perform with a flamboyant theatricality...as much performance art as it is music.'"
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