Premiere performance of Noonuccal inspired quartet

VIOLIN: Camille Barry is one of the Black Square Quartet to play the premiere performance of In the Dreamtime at Point Lookout on August 24.
VIOLIN: Camille Barry is one of the Black Square Quartet to play the premiere performance of In the Dreamtime at Point Lookout on August 24.
COMPOSER: A commissioned string quartet written by Dr Philip Eames of Alexandra Hills is a major part of a program of works entitled Elemental Music.

COMPOSER: A commissioned string quartet written by Dr Philip Eames of Alexandra Hills is a major part of a program of works entitled Elemental Music.

A new work inspired by a selection of short stories by Oodgeroo Noonuccal will have its premiere performance at the Point Lookout community hall at 3pm on August 24.

Written by composer Dr Philip Eames of Alexandra Hills, the work will be performed by the Black Square quartet, comprising for this event Camille Barry and Mike Patterson on violin, Bethan Lewis on viola and Dan Curro on 'cello.

The work has been supported by the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation with a collaboration between Bangarra Dance company's Waangenga Bianco and the students of Dunwich State school, as part of Waangenga's August residency on North Stradbroke Island.

Black Square's Camille Barry said Waangenga and the students would be depicting Oodgeroo's stories through dance, as the quartet performed Mr Eames' new piece.

A further performance will be given at the Redland Performing Arts Centre gallery space at 3pm on Sunday, September 1in partnership with RPAC following an earlier performance as part of the Quandamooka Festival closing ceremony on August 31.

"We feel privileged to be able to present a concert so steeply entrenched in Redland lore. It is an honour to be able to celebrate the unique indigenous culture of the Quandamooka people. This resonates most profoundly for us with the Minjerribah performances," Ms Barry said.

Entitled Elemental Music, the concerts will also feature Haydn's String Quartet op 33 no 3, Sculthorpe's Djilile, Dvorak's Cypresses 8 and 10, Ross Edwards' Ecstatic Dance and Arvo Part's Summa.

Tickets are free to RPAC and a gold coin donation at Point Lookout. Book on 0450 847 949 (Point Lookout) and 3829 8131 (RPAC). Bookings are essential.