So we begin afresh : string quartet
by Damien Ricketson (2007)
Performance by Grainger Quartet from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 34.
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Imagination is best served by incomplete knowledge: the ruins of an ancient city, the unfinished symphony, the secret code, the partly clad human form. So We Begin Afresh is deliberately incomplete. The work is comprised of four short movements. The audience only hears three. The musicians select any three of the four movements and perform them in an order of their choice. Although they begin the fourth, they let the music "disappear" well before its conclusion notionally allowing it to be continued only in the imagination.
Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.
Duration: 12 min.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Maya Saskia Ricketson
Commission note: Commissioned by Rev. Dr Arthur Bridge.
First performance: by Grainger Quartet — 18 Jul 07. City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney
Performances of this work
8 Mar 2016: at PAMS Summit Opening Concert (Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music).
18 Jul 07: City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney. Featuring Grainger Quartet.
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