Author Archives: Liz

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.

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