Concrete Porcupine

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9:00PM
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2018
CAPITAL THEATRE

 

CONCRETE (2013) AP 
SAMI KLEMOLA

LINEARIA (2007) AP  
DOBROMIŁA JASKOT  

DWINDLING AS THE BEGINNING OF MORE VIBRANT THINGS (2016) AP 
ANNIE HUI-HSIN HSIEH

PORCUPINE (2012) AP  
MICHELLE LOU 


A festival essential, the now legendary Argonaut Quartet returns to the Capital stage for BIFEM’s opening night. In this rich, layered concert, Taiwanese-Australian composer Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh’s newest string quartet, Dwindling as the Beginning of More Vibrant Things, receives its Australian premiere. Following on from his BIFEM début with  defunensemble in 2015, Finnish composer Sami Klemola makes a welcome return to BIFEM through the Australian premiere of his string quartet Concrete. Perth-based Polish composer Dobromiła Jaskot and US composer Michelle Lou make their BIFEM débuts, each with works of stunning beauty and acuity. A consistent highlight of the BIFEM experience, the Argonaut Quartet is, as always, not to be missed.


ARGONAUT STRING QUARTET

Judith HAMANN, Cello
Graeme JENNINGS, Violin l Viola
Erkki VELTHEIM, Violin l Viola
Elizabeth WELSH, Violin l Viola


Concrete Porcupine is supported by the Robert Salzer Foundation and the State Government of Victoria through Creative Victoria.