Sydney Film Festival: Resonance

Witness a one-off live musical event at the State Library of NSW with the premiere of Resonance – an hypnotic short documentary portrait of ANAM's Artamidae Quartet (alum, 2023) and their preparation for ANAM Quartetthaus. The film premiere will be followed with a live performance from current ANAM musicians and a panel discussion on cross-collaborative projects. Presented by the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and ANAM, at the Sydney Film Festival 2024.
From directors Jayden Rathsam Hua and Kate Vinen (Acts for the Invisible, SFF 2021), Resonance opens with scenes of construction outside Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building. Workers are building what looks like a large wooden box. We soon realise that it’s a performance space, knocked up overnight and then gone – an appropriate symbol for the ephemeral nature of live performance. Capturing footage of a quartet’s rehearsal process and subsequent concert, the directors highlight the various points of connection contained within a live performance: between the quartet members; between the quartet and the audience; and between all the participants and the physical space they share.
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Peter SCULTHORPE String Quartet No. 8  
Felix Mendelssohn String Quartet op. 12 (first movement)
Rosina Quartet
Natalie Mavridis (NSW) violin
Liam Pilgrim
(NSW) violin
Seb Coyne
 (VIC) viola
Noah Lawrence
(VIC) cello
Film credits:
Kate Vinen and Jayden Rathsam Hua director and producer
Petra Leslie Cinematographer
Gus O'Brien Cavanough Editor
Jonathan Mendolicchio Sound

Supported by ‘Music and Place’ – a joint initiative between Australian Film and Television School (AFTRS) and ANAM, proudly supported by the Australian Government through the Office for the Arts, which invited AFTRS graduates and emerging AFTRS alumni to pitch for funding to make a short documentary chronicling performances at ANAM Quartetthaus at the Melbourne Museum.  

This AFTRS x ANAM collaboration was undertaken as part of the UK/Australia Season of Culture, with the support of Michael Napthali, Director (Australia), UK/Australia Season of Culture and the International Cultural Diplomacy Arts Fund. 

This film is classified for all ages, and is presented as part of Sydney Film Festival. 

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