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Sequi : for string quartet

by Mary Finsterer (2001)

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Performance by Arditti Quartet from the CD Catch

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Library shelf no. CD 1364 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

The title of this piece originates from Latin and means 'to follow'. Composed in 2001 during the time I was investigating modernist principles in tonality, the concept of Sequi was to follow pathways that would allow for a continually evolving musical development.

With the idea of stripping back complexity, this piece seeks to unearth basic elements which emerge from small structures and develop into larger, coherent forces. The design of the work follows the simple concept of fast motion within a slowly evolving form, the idea of an underlying calmness within surface turbulence. The language of Sequi uses a microtonal language within an overall tonical framework that provides a shape and direction for the work as a whole.

Work Details

Year: 2001

Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.

Duration: 15 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Technically challenging

Dedication note: Dedicated to Arditti Quartet

Written for: Arditti Quartet

Commission note: Commissioned by Melbourne International Arts Festival.

First performance: by Arditti Quartet — 28 Oct 01. Melbourne International Arts Festival


Performances of this work

28 Oct 01: Melbourne International Arts Festival. Featuring Arditti Quartet.

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