Suite: Remembered and Imagined
for string quartet(2014)
IV. Jouet Menuet Antique et Fragile
V. Gavotte Gigue
|Commission||Commissioned by Guggenheim Works & Process and choreographed for dance by Pam Tanowitz|
Suite: Remembered and Imagined is based on the idea of a Baroque dance suite, with characteristics from each movement of a typical suite re-interpreted to my own purpose. Sometimes these ideas are quite closely linked to the original dance suite movements: the Courante is based upon a single line that runs in continuous fast note-values, and features harmonic sequences. Sometimes the ideas are completely re-imagined: the Allemande is based upon the aural illusion that - within the typical metric structure of an Allemande - the second violin plays at a slower tempo than the other instruments.
- Hannah Lash