During this unprecedented season of hibernation, the ASQ continues its mission of championing, and sharing Australian music. A new initiative, ASQ Encore, will continue to give voice to a range of composers from across the country.
The Quartet has identified several Australian composers they would like to approach to contribute towards this project. Up to 10 Australian composers will be commissioned to write works for string quartet of encore duration. These pocket-sized works will be rehearsed, performed, recorded, collated, and distributed by the Australian String Quartet through its Australian Anthology digital distribution channels.
With your support, funds raised will directly contribute to the creation of new Australian works.
Composers will be approached in May, as funds are secured, and will be asked to deliver their works to the ASQ by 31 August 2020 for world premiere by the end of 2020. Once complete, the ASQ will also be sourcing funds to contribute to associated recording fees and costs associated with the digital release of the works.
Help us support our Australian composers through ASQ Encore.
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