Urban Songs at the Recital Centre


The complete version of Urban Songs was premiered by the Letter String Quartet at the Melbourne Recital Centre. The concert was part of the Local Heroes Series, co-commissioned by the Recital Centre and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Urban Songs describes life in an urban environment. Sometimes you’re alone in a crowd, sometimes there’s a lack of privacy; and sometimes you belong to something larger than yourself.

And There I Was Find your own rhythm among the noise of the city, find your place in the sights and sounds. Streetlights and Lost Souls Flickering streetlights stand sentinel over a lonely streetscape at night, home only to the homeless. The Union – The rhythm of the city, the racing of the trains, the tramping of the commuter army, the heartbeats of a million people.

The Silo String Quartet premiered the original version of And There I Was at a Melbourne Composer’s League concert.

chamber, premiereAndrew Batterham