Author Archives: Liz

Sonic Genome, Berlin Jazz Festival – 31st October-3rd November 2019

I’m such a lucky duck, I get to head to Europe TWICE in the second half of this year, and my final trip is for Jazzfest Berlin!

The Australian Art Orchestra will be heading over to help open the festival with Anthony Braxton’s epic show “Sonic Genome”. More special treats on the programme can be found here.

Excerpt from Composition No. 359 by Anthony Braxton

Stylus Phantasticus, Harken Well at Early Music in Beechworth – 30th November 2019

For the first performance in the Early Music in Beechworth November calendar, Harken Well are performing violin sonatas from 17th Century Italy and Germany alongside a selection of Frescobaldi’s solo works performed on the glorious organ of the Beechworth Town Hall. 

Come along on Saturday 30th November to hear us, and make sure to check out the second concert of 17th Century English works for viol consort on Saturday 7th December. 

Tickets $15/$10. Enquires/bookings 03 5728 2817.

Polychoral Bliss, Consortium Viols – 20th October 2019

I’m thrilled to join Melbourne’s newest viol consort, Consortium, in their concert Polychoral Bliss, co-presented by our friends at the Recorder Co-op. We’ll be playing Germanic music for double choirs of instruments including glorious works by Hassler, Schütz, Shceidt and Schein. Come and check it out!

Check out Facebook or Consortium’s website for tickets and more details.

Little Operations, TLSQ, Chamber Made – 29th September 2019

The Letter String Quartet are thrilled to be working with Chamber Made on Little Operations, to present the development of All that you hear is all that is heard, a site specific work composed by The Letter String Quartet’s very own Artistic Director Extraordinaire, Biddy Connor.

We’re loving spending time in Melbourne’s iconic Nicholas Building developing this show. Come and see what we’ve discovered!

Details can be found at Chamber Made, The Letter String Quartet, or Facebook.

Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music – 6-8th September 2019

The wattle is out in Central Victoria, which means it’s almost time for BIFEM! This year, the Argonaut Quartet are performing in two very special concerts!

First up is Graphite Barrier on opening night. For this collaboration with Swedish artists Ann Rosén and Sten-Olof Hellström, we’ll be performing the world premiere of Ann’s piece Resilient Memory String.

In our second performance, we’ll be closing BIFEM 2019 with our string quartet concert Motions of Large Real Bodies. We’ll be joined by our dear friend Sam Dunscombe on electronics, so present works by Lucier, Katie Young, and Deniz Nurhat. Finally, we’ll close the festival with an extremely special event, the Southern Hemisphere premiere of Robert Ashley’s String Quartet Describing the Motions of Large Real Bodies.

Don’t miss this extremely special BIFEM! Tickets and details are all at the BIFEM website.