String Quartet

performed by the Argus Quartet at the New Music on the Point Festival

Instrumentation: Two Violins, Viola, and Cello

Duration: 6:00

Premiere: April 21, 2016 - Fly String Quartet - Composer's Voice Concert Series, New York, NY

Program Notes:

String Quartet is structured by the exponential growth and decay of certain musical elements including range, section length, dynamics, texture, and tempo. The work features a series of chords which change one note at a time, each new note forming a melodic line which moves around the quartet. As the piece progresses, this melodic line is overtaken by the other voices and rhythmic unity across the ensemble is lost.

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