"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones."
- JOHN CAGE
Black Square Quartet was founded in 2018. Inspired by the iconic and controversial artwork The Black Square by Kasimir Malevich, one of the first true examples of artistic minimalism, the quartet aims to challenge and inspire audiences with unique & innovative repertoire choices. Strong advocates of new & Australian music, the quartet has collaborated with several composers including Thomas Green, Ken Thomson, Cathy Likhuta, Marike Van Dijk, Richard Grantham, Philip Eames, and others. BSQ has premiered a diverse number of new works since their debut performance in 2018.