Tuesday Tunes‬ #165 – Peter Sculthorpe – String quartet no. 16

FromNothing String Quartet No 16 (2005) [18:00]
1. Loneliness; 2. Anger; 3. Yearning; 4. Trauma; 5. Freedom
Completed: Sydney, August 2005; revised June 2006; commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Julian Burnside QC; FP: 5.11.05: Musica Viva 2005: Hamer Hall, Melbourne, Tokyo String Quartet
Peter Sculthorpe

Written for Tokyo String Quartet. Commissioned by Julian Burnside for performance by Musica Viva Australia. Bssed on the Letters from Refugees in From Nothing to Zero: Letters from Refugees in Australia’s Detention Centres.

❝The 16th quartet seeks to tap raw emotions found in the letters of asylum seekers held in Australian detention centres. Sculthorpe drew from a love song from central Afghanistan as a core influence. It is here that we hear Sculthorpe at his most angry and dissonant, but also in the deepest lamentation.❞
Anthony Linden-Jones
Music Forum January 2010

And now for some music …

Sculthorpe Quartet No 16 – Sculthorpe – Melbourne String Ensemble
Sculthorpe Quartet No 16 – Sculthorpe – Loneliness, Anger. Melbourne String Ensemble. Music Director- Fintan Murphy. Performed at Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar Performing Arts Centre on 10 August 2013 following the MSE European Tour to Slovenia and Croatia.

String Quartet no 16 – Sculthorpe – Melbourne String Ensemble
String Quartet no 16-Sculthorpe- Melbourne String Ensemble. Movts- 1. Loneliness. 2. Anger. Music Director- Fintan Murphy. Performed at the Bled Iinternational Music Festival, St. Martin’s Bled, Slovenia, 5 July 2013.

Peter Sculthorpe – The Music Show, Radio National (2013-May-11)

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