On Repetition and Reappearances
for string quartet(2010)
|Commission||Commissioned by Musica Nova Helsinki 2011 in honor of the 100th anniversary of Erik Bergman (1911–2006) with support from Svenska Kulturfonden, Finland|
|Premiere||Original version: Arditti Quartet, Musica Nova, Helsinki, February 12th, 2011.|
Revised version: Mivos Quartet, Aldeburgh, January 2013.
Chamber music is not just the music that you hear when you listen to it.
Chamber music is performers responding to each other's actions, mimicking each other's sounds, and fusing together to become one––an entity larger than the sum of its parts––constructed from often incompatible parts.
Chamber music is the sounds that you hear, the relationships between these sounds and the musical materials that the sounds are proxies for.
Chamber music is the communication between individuals, the utterances that they produce and the larger social constructs they form.