Quintet : Nightshift : string quartet & double bass with loop
by Romano Crivici (2001)
From the CD Flat earth
"The themes (melody and harmony) are rich, mining major and minor veins simultaneously and sometimes capturing segments, in a sampler operated by a footswitch, in dense layers amid the nimble, charged interaction with percussion, didje and bass. There is fragile beauty, tenderness, even romanticism in the tunes, and so they're a universe apart from dry intellectual minimalism. Five stars, this is a masterpiece of form and performance."
Review: Lesley Sly, Sound and Image, 2001
Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, looping device (optional).
Duration: 14 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Not "technically" difficult as such, but requiring classical and jazz sense, with some improvisational impulses
Commission note: Commissioned by Elektra String Quartet.
First performance: 5 Sep 98.
Performances of this work
5 Sep 98.
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