Acoustic instrumental trio The String Contingent will be in residence at Four Winds, Cuttagee, from the 6th to the 12th of March, creating new works for Sculpture Bermagui. These inspirational musicians will be meeting and getting to know sculptors, including Jimmy Rix and Ross Cameron, viewing and learning about their sculptures, soaking up the local environment at the Cox's property, 'Murrah', and on Dickinson Point headland, aka Zane Grey Headland.
They will be working towards a suite of music to be performed on the headland at the Closing Ceremony of the Sculpture Bermagui exhibition. They will also be launching their new album 'Iterations', recorded in the Windsong Pavilion at Four Winds in April last year, with a special concert on Friday the 10th at the beautiful Four Winds.
Renowned acoustic chamber-folk trio The String Contingent is comprised of Australians, Chris Stone (violin) and Holly Downes (double bass), with Scotsman Graham McLeod (guitar). Over the past six years and four albums they have reached ‘the upper echelon of instrumental exploration, arrangement, composition and performance’ (Tony Hillier, Rhythms). Their music ‘brings to mind the bluegrass records of Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer…with elements of Bach, Kronos Quartet and sometimes a splash of Philip Glass…they are incredibly skilled…’ (Ulf Torstensson, Lira). Their latest album, Facets, features some of Australia’s most revered musicians, and showcases the stylistic flexibility of The String Contingent as they shift through baroque, classical, jazz, Indian, Celtic and Balkan elements to create a truly contemporary sound.