BLACK SQUARE STRING QUARTET
"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 premiered several new works since their debut performance in 2018.
Music inspired by nature & the elements
REVIEW IN REDLAND CITY BULLETIN: https://www.redlandcitybulletin.com.au/story/6256196/premiere-inspired-by-noonuccal/?cs=13023
Featuring the world premiere of a newly commissioned work for String Quartet by Dr Philip Eames, based on three of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's short stories from the Old Dreamtime. In partnership with Redland Performing Arts Centre and Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation, Black Square Quartet will be joined by Waangenga Blanco of Bangarra Dance Theatre, and the students of Dunwich State School, who will help bring Oodgeroo's Dreamtime stories to life.
Saturday August 24th 2019, 3pm - Point Lookout Community Hall, Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)
Sunday September 1st 2019, 3pm - RPAC Concert Hall, Cleveland
"Passacaglia" by Thomas Green
Adagio from String Quartet No.2
by Philip Eames
Mike Patterson (violin), Dan Curro (cello), Philip Eames (composer), Camille Barry (violin) & Bethan Lewis (viola)
DOTS + LOOPS NONSTOP FESTIVAL 2019
SATURDAY DECEMBER 7TH
KEN THOMSON (CLARINET) & BLACK SQUARE QUARTET
A Nonstop, 6-hour celebration of Brisbane and Australia's most adventurous musicians and artists, journeying between musical genres and creative disciplines.
Doors at 4PM. Live performances from 4:30PM until approx. 11PM.
Saturday 7 December 2019 at 4:00pm
Newstead Brewing Co. Milton
67 Castlemaine Street, Milton, Queensland 4064