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Violins and skeletons : installation for string quartet and recordings

by Kate Moore (2010)

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Work Overview

Violins and Skeletons is dedicated to musicians and physicians, in particular my sister Nicola Moore who is both.

The piece is about time that expands and contracts and the detail of structure that is the same whichever way you look but is always different and has no beginning or end.

The piece is about the parts that make up the whole, the interconnection of the parts that make up the whole and the whole itself.

The hour that passes holds the seasons and the seasons hold the waxing and waning of the months and in the months are the weeks and in the weeks are the days.

And the heart beats with the rhythm of four strings; four strings within four strings within four strings. Where the instrument becomes the body, the strings are vocal cords that sing Nature's medicine.

Many thanks to the Calder Quartet for their openness, patience and energy.

© K. E. Moore 2010

Work Details

Year: 2010

Instrumentation: String quartet + three recorded string quartets, or four string quartets.

Duration: 60 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Nicola Moore

Commission note: Co-commissioned by The Carlsbad Festival of Music and ArtPWR U. S. A upon winning the Carlsbad Festival of Music composer competition 2010

First performance: by Calder Quartet — 2010. Carlsbad Festival of Music

Winner of the 2010 Carlsbad Festival of Music Composer Competion

Performances of this work

2010: Carlsbad Festival of Music. Featuring Calder Quartet.

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