Sex, drugs and string quartets
by Carla Thackrah (2003)
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Funded by Arts Queensland, this music was originally written as the score to the ABC documentary Sex, Drugs and String Quartets.
I have re-edited some of the footage to crteate a montage of images to which a concert version of the music can be performed. No click tracks required as the footage is only loosely linked to the performed music.
Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello. Film
Duration: 30 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — rough synching to film
Commission note: Commissioned with funds provided by Arts Queensland.
The composer cites the following styles, genres, influences, etc on this work:
Each story has a composer/period upon which the music is based 'Leon' - Schubert, 'Julia' - Puccini, 'Richard' - 20th century, 'Christie' - Bach.
Broadcast on ABC TV Sunday Arts program during 2005-2006
Best Music for a Documentary, Australian Guild of Screen Composers Judges Award and Gold Award, Australian Cinematographers Guild
- In the form/style of: Film & TV Music
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