Four Winds Rd,
Open recording sessions
The String Contingent
will be resident at Four Winds from 11 to 17 April.
They will be recording
their new album in live sessions - be part of it!
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.