After a supremely successful inaugural workshop in 2016, Flinders Quartet again invited applications from composers to submit a short work for string quartet to be workshopped by the members of the quartet and composition mentor, Mary Finsterer, to result in a professionally recorded live and streamed performance on 5 December 2017.

Concert Program:
Natalie Nicolas - Exhale
Natalie Nicolas - The Rose that Wept
Chris Pickering - Agadez
Ella Macens - Resting with Angels
Matt Laing - Shapes
Clare Johnston - Ruby
(click here for program notes)

At the conclusion of the workshops and performance, composer Matt Laing was announced as the recipient of return flights to Hobart and a one week residency at artists' retreat, All That We Are, in Tasmania, supported by Scarlet’s Fund.

We are enormously grateful to the people and organisations who are supporting this project and enabling us to bring the 2017 project to fruition:

Creative Victoria
Australia Council
Scarlet’s Fund a sub fund of the Australian Communities Foundation that supports creative projects in developing communities in memory of Scarlet Spain
Philip Bacon
Kim Williams AM
Lyngala Foundation with special thanks to Anthony Adair and Karen McLeod Adair
Cope Williams Winery
Morag Fraser
David Cotterill
Charmain Boyakovsky
Anna Cooke
Stephen Whately
Sarah Curro
Matthew Mack
Malcolm and Janet Cole
Helen Murdoch
Greg Lindsay
Elise Callander
Stephen Snelleman
Kirsty Richards
Terry Cutler
Peter Kingsbury
Nick Garnham
David Forrest
Marianne Muecke
Gary and Cheryl
Vincent Edwards
Nicholas Garnham
Graham Anderson
Julien Voraz
Lorna Henry
Tim Rowley
Erin Lisk
Jen Butler
Louise Ray
Anonymous [8]

This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Short documentary about Flinders Quartet's inaugural composer workshop project. Filming, sound recording and editing: Justin Batchelor, Batchedit

Flinders Quartet's streamed performance following the inaugural composer workshop project. Filmed and streamed by 5stream.