The title track is lifted from The Letter String Quartet’s first album – All The Stories, due for release in early 2020. The collection of songs is a moving song cycle composed by TLSQ’s Biddy Connor with lyrics by poet Maria Zajkowski. The album was created in response to the historic Abbotsford Convent site in Melbourne, with each song written from a different point of view and experience.
The Letter String Quartet and Mick Harvey have recorded Harvey’s 4 part composition ‘The Journey’ in support of people seeking asylum who have found themselves in Australia’s offshore detention program.
The piece was composed as a study of the hardships endured by the detainees on Nauru, Manus Island and Christmas Island before and during their internment and as a expression of hope for a humane outcome to their plight.
All proceeds will be directed to the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre and/or other appropriate refugee organisations.
Visit HERE to listen and make a donation to the ASRC..
Nautical Twilight for String Quartet and Fixed Media
The piece is inspired by nautical twilight, the middle of the three stages of twilight (civil, nautical and astronomical). There is still a glow from below the horizon and celestial objects, stars and planets become more visible...
Alice Humphries - Composer
Steph O’Hara - Visuals