Four professional musicians combining sharp technical skills with the verve of cabaret.
The theremin is perhaps their most distinguishing feature, being one of the first completely electronic instruments invented in Soviet Russia in 1928. Two things make it unique – its very distinctive sound, and the way that the sound is controlled by the player who glides around the instrument without even touching it. The quartet also features the rather more standard piano, violin/viola and cello, but all the players double so that in a concert (and sometimes in the same piece) you might hear mandolin, melodica, kazoo, bird whistle or slide whistle.
DP are quite unlike anything else, being almost equal parts serious and silly and always entertaining. Their repertoire ranges from contempory Italian classics such as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly to classic classics by such as Mozart or Holst or Stravinsky to Somewhere over the Rainbow – a classic of a different kind, and always in inventive and often quite unexpected arrangements. Their videos will soon convince you!
Friday 8 June
£15 (£13 conc)