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In 2020 TLSQ release their first album - All The Stories, a moving song cycle composed by TLSQ’s Biddy Connor with lyrics by poet Maria Zajkowski for the quartet and singer Marita Dyson (The Orbweavers). All the Stories was created in response to the historic Abbotsford Convent site, with each song written from a different point of view and experience.

About the title single All the Stories Zajkowski writes that it “explores the convent grounds as a place of escape, where nature and the mind allow freedom. This freedom is always confined within our experience of it. In this case some freedoms have been lost and the stories of those who lost them are also lost. Everything comes down to the acceptance of the solitary fact of life being lived alone.”


All The Stories
Lyrics by Maria Zajkowski

I have seen it
past the evening
star and in the morning rose

Symmetry in
half of Eden
wings above the flowers grown

Rising early
without leading
sunlight days, the river shone

I have seen it
rising early
I have seen it
rising early

Touch the sweeter
air of water
always what we can't replace

In the rock I
hide my essence
for the futures sown astray

Stretch my hand in
to the grass and

watch myself just fly away

I hear clearly

all the stories

of the leaves

that fall alone


from All The Stories, track released September 13, 2019
Music by Biddy Connor
Lyrics by Maria Zajkowski

Strings and Vocals Recorded by Neil Thomason at Head Gap Recording Studio
Marita's Vocals recorded by The Orbweavers at Waterway Studio
Mixed by Jed Palmer
Mastered by Casey Rice

Artwork by Rowena Crowe

Vocals - Marita Dyson
Violin & Vocals - Steph O'Hara
Violin & Vocals - Lizzy Welsh
Viola & Vocals - Biddy Connor
Cello & Vocals - Zoë Barry


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The Letter String Quartet Melbourne, Australia

The Letter String Quartet is an innovative and captivating ensemble who push the sonic possibilities of the string quartet into new realms. TLSQ are multi-instrumentalists, composers and sound designers who all play, sing and compose for the ensemble - a rare combination. TLSQ create music that shimmers with complexity, depth and great beauty. ... more

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