Intimacy (for string quartet)

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  • Shona Mackay (Composer)
  • Eleanor Gunn (Performer)
  • Eve Kennedy (Performer)
  • Sarah Leonard (Performer)
  • Julia Astrid Wagner (Performer)


"Intimacy" is a work for string quartet, first performed by the Astrid Quartet.

Programme note:

Intimacy is fragile, delicate and beautiful.
It can be instinctive. It can be awkward. It can be unexpected...
It's a passionate embrace with a lover or a few seconds of eye contact with a stranger.
A long-term connection or a fleeting moment never to be repeated.
It's in our nature to desire intimacy physically, mentally and emotionally.
And to remember that it's not always about sex.
However we experience it, we must allow ourselves to have complete trust, to feel a little bit vulnerable and to be fully present.


Original languageEnglish
Media of outputMusical Score
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 30 Apr 2014

Author keywords

  • Composition, Performance, Intimacy, Strings, String Quartet, New Music, Contemporary Music