Author Archives: Liz

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.

Pseudacusis, Sacrum Profanum Festiwal – 27th September 2019

Can’t quite believe I get to go to Sacrum Profanum Festiwal in Krakow this year! And as if eating all the pierogi in Poland wasn’t exciting enough, I’m playing the European Premiere of my favourite new viola d’amore piece Nor Girdling Gnaw by Natasha Anderson AND will be dusting off my skrzypce for Anthony Pateras’ Pseudacusis.

Be sure to check out the whole incredible festival programme, with details for our opening night show here!

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 the Berlin Jazz Festival!

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 will be revealed in due course.

You can keep up-to-date here.

Excerpt from Composition No. 359 by Anthony Braxton

Every Person Consists of a Soul, a Body, and a Name, Inland 19.5 – 19th June 2019

The excellent Natasha Anderson and I will be talking about things in the second instalment of Inland artist talks this June. Natasha will be talking about her latest ensemble work, and I’ll be explaining why I like playing old instruments in the way that I do, including discussing two recent works written for me by Natasha for baroque violin and viola d’amore. Come and check it out. 

It’s free! But it is necessary to book here. More details on Facebook or Inland.

The Appearance Of Happiness Is Also A Form of Happiness, Inland 19.7 – 8th July 2019

For Inland this July, I’ll be premiering a brand new work, Nor Girdling Gnaw, for viola d’amore and six channel electronics by the inimitable Natasha Anderson. This is my first new piece for viola d’amore and Natasha’s first piece for it too, so you probably shouldn’t miss it. 

Details can be found at Inland or facebook. Tickets at Eventbrite


Every Breath You Take, The Night Watch – 13-14th July 2019

This July, I’m very lucky to be heading to New Zealand for concerts with Wellington’s newest early music ensemble, the Night Watch. We’re playing a tonne of amazing 17th-18th-Century repertoire including works with chalumeau! 

We’ll be in Greytown on Saturday 13th July and Wellington on Sunday 14th July. Don’t miss it!

Tickets available at the door $35 adult/$25 student.

Prepurchased tickets on Eventfinda are $30 adult/$20 student (booking fee applies).

July 13 at 6pm at St Luke’s, cnr Church and Main Sts, Greytown. https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/every-breath-you-take/greytown

July 4pm at The Adam Room, Te Koki NZ School of Music. 
https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/every-breath-you-take/wellington

Further details can be found on Facebook here and here.


Violino Italiano, Harken Well – 23-25th August 2019

Harken Well are ready to brighten up your winter with a programme of fiery, early 17th-Century Italian repertoire. And we’re taking it on tour! This was a super exciting time in the history of the violin, so please join us in Melbourne, Castlemaine, and Buninyong for performances of works by Bertali, Castello, Cima, Farina, Fontana, Marini, and Uccellini.

We’re packing up our lovely guest continuo section, Joy Lee (harpsichord) and Nick Pollock (theorbo) and heading to:

7pm, Friday 23rd August – The Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston Street, Carlton Details. Tickets.

5pm, Saturday 24th August – Castlemaine Anglican Church, 8 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine Details. Tickets.

3pm, Sunday 25th August – The Old Brewery, 107 Yuille Street, Buninyong  Details. Tickets.

Tickets $30/20 available at the door or via trybooking.

Further details at Harken Well.