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Atticus : a string quartet for the 21st century


Atticus : a string quartet for the 21st century

  • Date: Monday, 26 September 2011, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Northcote Uniting Church — 251 High St, Northcote, VIC
  • Tickets: Adults: $15 | Children: $10 | Concession: $10

Event Details

Atticus perform their second major concert on September 26th, presenting a program of works that range from acoustic string quartet to intimate solo repertoire and electro-acoustic augmentation. The concert features the world premiere of a commissioned work, Cruel and Usual (2011) for string quartet and four bass amps by Perth-based composer Cat Hope. Inspired by a piece in the Al Jazeera news service regarding the use of solitary confinement in US prisons, the work is in turn both delicate and distorted in its highly individual treatment of the string quartet.

The program also includes the Australian premiere of Liza Lim’s Invisibility (2009) for solo cello, a shimmering exploration of both hiding and revealing the numinous, as well as a recent composition for string quartet by Anthony Pateras, the dynamic and demanding Crystalline (2010).

This concert also features Scelsi’s String Quartet No. 5 (1984) and a solo viola excerpt of The Arrival (2009) by David Chisholm, commissioned by Atticus’s own Phoebe Green.

Performers: Zachary Johnston, Lizzy Welsh, Phoebe Green, Judith Hamann

Further information for this event is available or by email to info@atticusquartet.com

Featured Australian Works

Cruel and usual : for string quartet and four bass amplifiers (2011) by Cat Hope — World premiere
— performed by Atticus String Quartet
Crystalline by Anthony Pateras
— performed by Atticus String Quartet
Invisibility : cello solo (2009) by Liza Lim — Australian premiere
— performed by Judith Hamann
The Arrival : (yet to be assigned) (2009) [excerpt] by David Chisholm
— performed by Phoebe Green

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