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The String Contingent

Sun 14 Oct 2018
3pm - 5pm
Free event - limited seats, bookings essential
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery is privileged to host a performance by the Canberra based, renowned acoustic chamber-folk trio The String Contingent. Their unique sound confidently walks the line between folk, classical, jazz and bluegrass. The group consists of Australians, Chris Stone (violin) and Holly Downes (double bass), with Scotsman Graham McLeod (guitar) who share a musical ethos that showcases the individuality of each musician and eclipses genre. Their career thus far spans five full albums, a live EP and many thousands of kilometres travelling and performing at festivals and concert venues in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Scandinavia. While touring they look, listen, learn, play and compose, and intentionally leave their itinerary flexible to pursue opportunities to share music that arise while on the road, providing them with a richness and diversity of experience.

In 2017, they released their fifth album, Iterations, recorded in the beautiful acoustic of the Windsong Pavilion at Four Winds in Bermagui, NSW. Holly, Chris and Graham embarked on a two-part residency at Four Winds to explore different approaches to music-making and to ‘pull back the curtains’ on their creative process. The resultant album features music they developed at and between the two sessions, and the live free improvisation, they collectively and spontaneously created in concert.

As composers, Chris, Graham and Holly have often taken inspiration from landscapes they have travelled through, from the famous Great Ocean Road (VIC), the dense forests of New Zealand, the wild coastline of Isle of Lewis (Scotland) to the majestic peaks of the Colorado mountains (USA), and the more recently travelled Savannah Way. They enjoy taking ‘the road less travelled’, enabling them to shape new music and collaborations that lend themselves to a new album or multimedia project

Please come and share with us their performance of camaraderie and cheeky banter, their passionate musicianship and instrumental skill, all combined to provide a joyful combination of precision, refinement and beauty, balanced with visceral energy and drive.

This performance, including works from Iterations and their recent trip across The Savannah Way will be held in the main gallery of Wagga Wagga Art Gallery on Sunday 14 October at 3pm.
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Morrow Street
Wagga Wagga
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  (02) 6926 9660

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