The Owl & the Eagle is a work for string quartet representing the juxtaposition of the owl and the eagle: night/day, dark/light, moon/sun.. in the same way, the rhythm patterns of each instrument work off one another in an opposing fashion, using funk and rhythm & blues.
Composer: Rae Howell
Rae Howell is an Australian composer and multi-instrumentalist. She is founding director of Sunwrae, an ensemble, label and sheet music publisher, and works across a diverse concert hall, film, theatre, dance, and multimedia projects. Rae holds a BMus from Melbourne University, an MMus from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, and has produced a large catalogue of original music albums, sheet music publications, collaborative recordings and sound designs. A represented composer with the Australian Music Centre, she has performed for Royalty in London, and at festivals and concerts worldwide with Sunwrae and other touring productions, including Australia House in London, i=u Festival London, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Ho Chi Minh City Opera House Vietnam, SxSW Festival USA, Museu de Arte Moderna Bahia Brazil, Sydney Opera House, Golden Plains, Brisbane Festival and The Famous Spiegeltent. She has been awarded a UNESCO Aschberg Bursary, a Finzi Trust and Guildhall Trust Scholarship, the Eric Stokes Award, and is a Fellow of Yaddo, and the Millay Colony in NY, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center in Nebraska, and The Banff Centre Canada. She has been Visiting Composer for Residencies in the USA, South America, West Africa, Europe, Palestine, Vietnam, and Australia.