Frayedstring quartet (2009)
|Premiere||May 7th, 2010; The Look and Listen Festival; Chelsea Art Museum; JACK Quartet|
Frayed is a work about contrast and breath. Its almost inaudible opening, like a succession of inhales, builds tension that begs for release. The inevitable exhale that follows screams with all the momentum and force that was denied in the opening. Throughout the piece, the sense of tension and contrast pervades: forces pulling away until they can pull no further, and then careening towards each other again.