Atticus, a string quartet for the 21st century.

3 Shades Black is thrilled to announce that Atticus will be performing “Breathing through a hole” by Amy Bastow.

Atticus has drawn players from Melbourne’s leading and emerging new music ensembles to create a string quartet dedicated to the highest quality performance of the world’s finest new music.

Since meeting at the Victorian College of the Arts, Zac, Lizzy, Phoebe and Judy have been playing together for the past eight years. Individually and in various combinations, the members of Atticus have appeared with with Golden Fur, Quiver, Silo String Quartet, Dead Horse Ensemble, the Arcko Symphonic Project, Sunwrae Ensemble, the BOLT ensemble and the Gilmour Ensemble to name a few.

Members of Atticus have appeared and been involved with the Melbourne International Arts Festival (2005 – 2011), The Brisbane International Arts Festival (2009), Melbourne International Jazz Festival (2010-11), Stonnington Jazz Festival (2008), Eltham Jazz Festival (2010), The Famous Spiegeltent (2006, 2008, 2009), Bangalow Music Festival (2007), Castlemaine State Festival (2001 – 2011), Liquid Architecture (2010), New Music Network Mini Series (2009), Woodford Folk Festival (2009), Port Fairy Folk Festival (2001), Apollo Bay Folk Festival (2001, 2011), and Cygnet Folk Festival (1998, 2001, 2004, 2008 – 2011).

Individual members have performed world premieres of; David Chisholm, Wally Gunn, James Rushford, Alexander Garsden, Kate Neal, Mark Pollard, Natasha Anderson, Luke Paulding, Cat Hope, Robert Dahm, James Hullick, Eve Duncan, Brenton Broadstock and Marco Fusinato.

Atticus successfully debuted at fortyfivedownstairs to a capacity crowd in March 2011.

This wealth of experience, both in Australia and overseas, has given Atticus an unparalleled foundation in global contemporary music.

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