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Quartet: towards the beginning (quartets: clarinet, piano, violin, cello)

by Annie Hsieh (2010)

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Making signs


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Making signs / Syzygy Ensemble.

Library shelf no. CD 2715 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

This is a work about a process: a process of searching for an equilibrium, a recovery, a convalescence, an anchor in the midst of chaos; of learning to balance in between moving forward, relapsing backward, and standing undecidedly still; of reminiscing what has been lost, yet looking forward to what is to come; of a cyclic repetition, finding ways and reaching towards that innocent and unadulterated beginning.

Work Details

Year: 2010

Instrumentation: Clarinet, violin, cello, piano.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and the Beijing Modern Music Festival 2010

First performance: 6 May 10. Encounters Festival, Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane

Performances of this work

19 Jun 2016: at Syzygy Ensemble debut album tour (Glebe Justice Centre). Featuring Syzygy Ensemble.

5 Jun 2016: at Syzygy Ensemble debut album tour (Pilgrim Church). Featuring Syzygy Ensemble.

14 Mar 2013: at A new sun rises - modernist music in Asia (Nickson Room).

8 Mar 2013: at A new sun rises - modernist music in Asia (The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts).

2 Nov 2012: at Syzygy (Theme and Variations Piano Showroom (Newstead QLD)). Featuring Syzygy Ensemble.

27 Oct 2012: at Syzygy (Brisbane Powerhouse). Featuring Syzygy Ensemble.

26 Aug 2012: at Syzygy Ensemble - Winter Warmers (St David's Church, East Doncaster). Featuring Syzygy Ensemble.

29 Feb 2012: at Syzygy Ensemble - Pierrot by Moonlight (Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon). Featuring Syzygy Ensemble.

5 Feb 2012: at Syzygy @ Stones of the Yarra Winery (Stones of the Yarra Valley). Featuring Syzygy Ensemble.

25 Aug 11: Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

Jun 10: Beijing Central Music Conservatory, China

6 May 10: Encounters Festival, Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane

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