It’s been a long time coming and now my Letter Loves are ready to launch our first single! All the Stories is the title track from our soon-to-be-released debut album. Come along to gorgeous La Mama on 10th October to check it out!
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!
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.
The Letter String Quartet are heading back to Adelaide to play All the Stories, with the extraordinary Marita Dyson, at the very excellent Nexus Arts. Huge thanks to Nexus Artistic Director Emily Tulloch!
We’ll be sharing the bill with Fleur Green, so it’s going to be a pretty special evening- be sure to book!
Details can be found here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Tickets $30/20 available at the door or via trybooking.
Further details at Harken Well.