Black dogs : for guitar and string quartet
by Iain Grandage (2008)
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Black Dog (noun) melancholy or depression.
The unknown, unknowable workings of the mind are a source of much interest and many questions to me. Where does our sense of self reside? How do we know who we are? When two dear friends recently went through periods of mental fragility, their experiences dominated my own mind, and manifested themselves in this work.
Instrumentation: Guitar (mildly amplified), 2 violins, viola, cello.
Duration: 15 min.
Contents note: The work has prelude, 3 movements, postlude.
Awards & Prizes
|2009||Classical Music Awards - Best Composition by an Australian Composer||Finalist||Iain Grandage|
Program note: Iain Grandage's "Black dogs"
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Performances of this work
3 Aug 2017: at AFCM 2017: Ray Golding Sunset Series – Phoenix Rising (Sacred Heart Cathedral (Townsville)). Featuring Craig Ogden, Orava Quartet.
12 Apr 2015: at Concert 6 (Verbrugghen Hall).
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