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Black dogs : for guitar and string quartet

by Iain Grandage (2008)

Black dogs

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Black dogs : for guitar and string quartet / Iain Grandage.

Library shelf no. 785.715/GRA 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Black Dog (noun) melancholy or depression.

The unknown, unknowable workings of the mind are a source of much interest and many questions to me. Where does our sense of self reside? How do we know who we are? When two dear friends recently went through periods of mental fragility, their experiences dominated my own mind, and manifested themselves in this work.

Work Details

Year: 2008

Instrumentation: Guitar (mildly amplified), 2 violins, viola, cello.

Duration: 15 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: The work has prelude, 3 movements, postlude.

Commission note: Commissioned by Brodsky Quartet, Craig Ogden with funds provided by Australia Council. Music Board.

First performance: by Craig Ogden, Brodsky Quartet — 25 Feb 08. 2008 Perth International Arts Festival's Beck's Music Box, Perth

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2009 Classical Music Awards - Best Composition by an Australian Composer Finalist Iain Grandage

Analysis

Program note: Iain Grandage's "Black dogs"
program note by the composer

Performances of this work

5 Jun 2017: at ASQ & Slava Grigoryan: Grandage - Black Dogs (Elisabeth Murdoch Hall). Featuring Slava Grigoryan, Australian String Quartet.

31 May 2017: at ASQ & Slava Grigoryan: Grandage - Black Dogs (City Recital Hall Angel Place). Featuring Australian String Quartet, Slava Grigoryan.

30 May 2017: at ASQ & Slava Grigoryan: Grandage - Black Dogs (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Slava Grigoryan, Australian String Quartet.

29 May 2017: at ASQ & Slava Grigoryan: Grandage - Black Dogs (Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane). Featuring Slava Grigoryan, Australian String Quartet.

28 May 2017: at ASQ & Slava Grigoryan: Grandage - Black Dogs (Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia). Featuring Slava Grigoryan, Australian String Quartet.

23 May 2017: at ASQ & Slava Grigoryan: Grandage - Black Dogs (Government House Ballroom, Perth). Featuring Slava Grigoryan, Australian String Quartet.

12 Apr 2015: at Concert 6 (Verbrugghen Hall).

25 Feb 08: 2008 Perth International Arts Festival's Beck's Music Box, Perth. Featuring Brodsky Quartet, Craig Ogden.

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