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Anamnesis (octets: 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos)

by Nicole Murphy (2019)

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It is listed in our catalogue because an event featuring a performance of this work was included in our calendar of Australian music. Details of this performance are listed below.

Work Overview

Anamnesis was commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Barry and Diana Moore in support of Australian composition.

The piece is inspired by Aden Rolfe's writing on the topics of memory and nostalgia in the 2016 publication, False Nostalgia. Exploring Plato's concept of anamnesis (a 're- remembering' or recovering of old knowledge from past lives) alongside Rolfe's commentary on moderating identity through memory and the placement of memories within constructed narratives, the piece reframes a fragment of disused musical material found in a decade-old sketch. Each of the movements privileges different aspects of the original musical fragment, resulting in three distinct narratives that re-frame the memory.

Anamnesis was composed in 2018-19 for the Goldner String Quartet & the Dover Quartet.

Work Details

Year: 2019

Instrumentation: 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos.

Duration: 20 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Barry & Diana Moore in support of Australian composition.

First performance: by Goldner String Quartet, Dover Quartet at Musica Viva Festival: Finale (Verbrugghen Hall) on 28 Apr 2019

Performances of this work

28 Apr 2019: at Musica Viva Festival: Finale (Verbrugghen Hall). Featuring Goldner String Quartet, Dover Quartet.

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