Commissioned by Owen J Conlan
Chamber music - strings
This category includes strings quartets, octets and a quintet, as well as a clarinet quintet and piano quartet.
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String Quartet No 7: Eden Ablaze (2020)
Commissioned for the Brodsky Quartet by Julian Burnside AO QC.
First performance by the Brodsky Quartet and William Barton (didgeridoo), Canberra International Music Festival, Fitters' Workshop, Canberra, 30 April 2023
String Quartet No 6 (2014-17)
1. Preludio —
2. Scherzo perpetuo
3. Lamentoso —
4. Sunrise with Wedding Dresses
Movements 2 and 4 may be performed separately.
Commissioned by the Flinders Quartet with support from David and Kaye Birks, Julian Burnside AO QC and Ben Quilty
First performance by the Flinders Quartet, Ballarat, Victoria, 28 October 2018
Common Ground (2014)
Commissioned by Barbara Blackman for the Canberra International Music Festival.
First performance by the New Zealand String Quartet and Tinalley String Quartet, Canberra International Music Festival, Fitters' Workshop, Canberra, 9 May 2015
After the Visitors (2014)
Commissioned by Katie Noonan with financial assistance from the Australia Council for the Arts
First performance by Katie Noonan and the Brodsky Quartet, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane, 28 April 2016
String Quartet No 5 (2013)
Commissioned by the Australian String Quartet
First performance by the Australian String Quartet, Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide, 5 September 2013
String Quartet No 4 (2012)
Commissioned by Julian Burnside QC for the NOISE
String Quartet No 3 (2012)
1. Flowing 2. Cradle Song (to the memory of Richard Pollett) 3. Rant 4. Elegy
Commissioned by the Brodsky Quartet with with financial assistance from the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body
First performance by the Brodsky Quartet, Queensland Music Festival, Powerhouse, Brisbane, 18 July 2013
Cradle Song (2012)
This piece is a version of Cradle Song for violin and piano. it is also the second movement of String Quartet No 3
First performance by the Shanghai Quartet, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Collins St Baptist Church, Melbourne, 21 October 2013
Nine Fantasies about Brahms (2010)
Revised version 2013
ii. Subito animato
vi. Tranquillo e dolce
vii. Allegro appassionato
xi. Più animato
Commissioned by TriOZ with financial assistance from the Music Board of the Australia Council for the Arts
First performance by TriOZ, Chevalier College, Bowral, NSW, 4 September 2010