A New Song of Many Faces for In These Times (2002)

string quartet

Commission: Quatuor Bozzini, with support from the CCA

Movements

  • A Gently Flowing Song
  • A Brutal Song
  • An Agitated Song
  • A Song of Inner Vision — Coda

Programme notes

The music is a structured improvisation composition in which the overall structure, as well as the process of development of each song, are pre-set and performance materials and techniques are clearly delineated. The element of improvisation then becomes the process through which all the musical materials are realized, moment to moment, by each musician within the framework of the composition.