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ASQ on Tour: Sydney

Dale chats with choreographer and Artistic Director of Sydney Dance Company Rafael Bonachela, and we interview composer Jack Symonds and then perform his String Quartet No.2, live from Sydney Opera House.

00:00—Introduction with Dale Barltrop
02:09—A More Musical Life: Rafael Bonachela
10:44—Program Notes: Jack Symonds, String Quartet No.2
25:03—Performance: Jack Symonds, String Quartet No.2

Australian String Quartet (2022)
Dale Barltrop—Violin 1
Francesca Hiew—Violin 2
Christopher Cartlidge—Viola
Michael Dahlenburg—Cello

A More Musical Life filmed at Sydney Dance Company and Performance filmed at Sydney Opera House, Gadigal Country, October 2022.

Program Notes filmed at Boyd Community Hub, Melbourne, Naarm.

A More Musical Life & Performance
Paul Moses—Director of Photography
Morri Bigdeli—Cinematographer
Jakub Gaudasinski—Sound Engineer (performance)
Sam Jozeps, Paul Moses & Stephen King —Editing

Program Notes
Filmed & edited by Rise Films
Additional editing by Sam Jozeps

Special thanks to Rafael, Dom, Alexandra, Gracie and all our wonderful friends at Sydney Dance Company for their friendship, inspiration and support. Thanks also to Jack Symonds, and the team at Sydney Opera House for their collaboration and support of this project.

Jack Symonds, String Quartet No.2 was commissioned by the Australian String Quartet for the London season of the ANAM Quartetthaus through the Australian String Quartet Richard Divall Australian Music Fund.

This film supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative, and Arts South Australia’s Arts Recovery Fund.


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