String quartet No. 2 in E minor : string quartet
by Connor D'Netto (2015)
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When approaching this work, I found myself drawn
to more measured means of composition. Whereas my early works
find themselves created out of loose structures and planning,
with ease and freedom for spontaneous changes, here I became
entranced by a numeric approach, measuring out the entire work to
the bar and relating the shape and structure of the form, as well
as tempo changes, to a predetermined ratio. Here, slowly evolving
rhythmic figures give way from one section to the next,
connecting seemingly adjunct elements across the space of the
work. Sparse repetitive textures melt into soulful melodies,
while aggressing pulsating is able to emerge across the
Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.
Duration: 10 min.
First performance: 18 Jul 15. Elizabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Winner of Australian New Works Award 2015 (Chamber Music Australia).
- Influenced by: Post-minimalism
Performances of this work
12 Dec 15: Cupo, 17 Mclachlan St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD. Featuring Armas Quartet.
18 Jul 15: Elizabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre
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