String quartet No. 2 : "The flying roof"
by Mark Wolf (2015, this version: 2014)
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Composed for string quartet, "The Flying Roof" looks at the relationship between music and architecture. In particular, the notion of translating architectural 'space' into 'musical' time. This string quartet is a musical interpretation of the five sectional drawings which make up the architectural design for the Busan Cinema Centre in South Korea, designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au. The work presents a musical rendering of the buildings' spatial design into a temporal musical experience. All five of the buildings' sectional drawings were gradually superimposed with each drawing representing a phase in the compositional process. This exercise allowed for clarity of spatial dimension, which then lended itself to be conceived in a musical context. The final result sees an alignment of all the five drawings producing a musical structure akin to the architect's intended concept.
Year: 2015, this version: 2014
Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.
Duration: 10 min.
First performance: at Castles in the Air: Music & Architecture (Basil Jones Orchestral Hall) on 17 Apr 2015
Performances of this work
17 Apr 2015: at Castles in the Air: Music & Architecture (Basil Jones Orchestral Hall).
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