String Quartet No.2: Ruin / Resurgence

(to the four of disks) (1997) 8’50’’

written for: the Quasar Quartet
first performance: Nighttown Cafe, Rotterdam, NL, dec. 1997
recorded on CD: by the Quasar Quartet

An old building which lies in ruins is telling the story of its past grandeur. As the story is proceeding, the broken walls start to come alive and establish an illusion of the past coming alive. Musically, the same material is mirrored through different compositional techniques (homophony, polyphony, micropolyphony, aleatorics and serial pitch organization).

listen: Stringquartet No.2 Clip!

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