Composed NOISE – new works for improvising string quartet


“a project… that is about to overturn long held ideas about composing and performing music” – see complete article here: Sounds Like Sydney

To receive an exciting whole track from our Composed Noise recording, click on the FREE DOWNLOADbutton. This is Ryoanji in awe of the majestic sky, the 3rd bagatelle from Lyle Chan’s Smoke Weather Stone Weather for improvising string quartet.

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In 2013 The NOISE string quartet commissioned 7 Australian composers to write 7 new works. The deal? All works had to include an element of chance or improvisation. Composed Noise is the result. Together, these works represent the single biggest addition to our country’s string quartet repertoire. Witness music determined by card games, ‘light metronomes’, animated scores, spoken word, a Tarkovsky film and some of the most most brilliant, moving and unusual musical minds.The composers are a mix of established and emerging composers from contemporary classical, jazz and music technology backgrounds: Andrew Ford, Lyle Chan, Rosalind Page, Amanda Cole, Andrew Batt-Rawden, Alex Pozniak & Paul Cutlan. The NOISE String Quartet is one of Australia’s most intriguing and exciting new chamber ensembles. Their members play with the likes of The Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, Sydney Dance Company and Pinchgut Opera and collaborate with musicians from many top jazz, world, and pop groups – such as Joanna Newsom, Gurrumul, and The Presets..