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Wednesday 16th March @ 7:30 -10:30 pm
Bookings Online or at the Door $25 Under 16 $15
Reserved seating for early bookings
Music starts @ 8pm
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The String Contingent are touring around NSW and VIC, and we are excited to be part of that tour and to welcome them back. They will be performing a program of old favourites and new work that they have been developing during their road trips and recent Four Winds Residency in Bermagui NSW this January.
Renowned acoustic chamber-folk trio The String Contingent are back on the road in 2016 and will be performing at Cowwarr Art Space on Wednesday March 16th. Over the past six years, Australians Chris Stone (violin) and Holly Downes (double bass), with Scotsman Graham McLeod (guitar) have established themselves in ‘the upper echelon of instrumental exploration, arrangement, composition and performance’ (Tony Hillier, Rhythms). Their music ‘brings to mind the bluegrass records of Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer…with elements of Bach, Kronos Quartet and sometimes a splash of Philip Glass...they are incredibly skilled...’ (Ulf Torstensson, Lira).
The String Contingent have performed multiple times at all of the major folk and world music festivals in Australia, and have toured extensively in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Scandinavia. With distinct backgrounds in Celtic folk, classical, jazz and contemporary music, Chris, Graham and Holly share a musical ethos that highlights the individuality of each musician, thus eclipsing genre. They have consistently moved beyond the traditional roles of their instruments with their first three albums featuring bowed bass melodies, percussive violin accompaniments and diverse guitar textures, presented through a balance of composed and improvised material. Their 2015 album, Facets, is a collaborative expansion of their musical ethos featuring some of Australia’s most revered musicians and showcasing the stylistic flexibility of The String Contingent as they shift through baroque, classical, jazz, Indian, Celtic and Balkan elements to create a truly contemporary sound.
Artist Acknowledgement: Neale Stratford, The Perfect Wedding, Archival Pigment Ink on Canvas from Small Reminders of Non-existent Events 2012.