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(guitar quintet)
guitar and string quartet
duration 16:30  © 2021 Faber Music
Also see: Chamber Music  

Program Note:

This work celebrates the life of Jennifer Bates, a professional architect, project manager and dedicated environmentalist whose life was tragically cut short by a rogue motorist. Jen and her husband travelled widely, working for a year in Bhutan as international volunteers for the Australian government. There Jen became inspired by Buddhist symbolism and especially the "endless knot" - the emblem of this score - signifying the interconnectedness of all things.

This composition evinces the positivity and commitment to community contribution that Jen displayed throughout her life. At its heart is a reflective elegy, followed by a celebratory dance inspired by Jen's much-loved salsa. Endless was commissioned by her mother, Kathryn Bennett, as a living legacy for a precious life that ended too soon.

Nov 2021

Endless was first performed by Karin Schaupp and the Flinders Quartet on 24 February 2022 at the Canberra School of Music, starting a national concert tour presented by Musica Viva Australia. It was commissioned for Musica Viva by Kathryn Bennett.

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