Daydream Mechanics (2001)

Michael Oesterle

string quartet

Commission: Quatuor Bozzini

Performances

Programme notes

The phrase “Daydream Mechanics” is taken from the title of a book by French-Canadian poet and novelist, Nicole Brossard. This quartet recalls the awkward adventures of childhood when the backyard seemed as full of fearsome possibilities as any unexplored geography. The simple mechanics of controlling ones own maneuvers make a challenge of a cultivated wilderness.

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Daydream Mechanics was titled Daydream Mechanics V through 2020.