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String Quartet No 3 : 'Hardware'

by Romano Crivici (1993)

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Luminous / works by Romano Crivici.

Library shelf no. CD 402 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1993

Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello; optional effects, eg, guitar effects boards and looping device.

Duration: 15 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Complex rhtymic material, with non-stop molto allegro, with improvisation sections. (optional)

Contents note: 1. Intro: tempo rubato (2 min.) -- 2. Allegro, molto allegro (12 min., 15 sec.).

Dedication note: Dedicated: To Marcus Hartstein, whose many musical and ‘pre post-cultural’ insights into my work, (both on stage and off) encouraged me to persevere, in spite of my own doubts … but then again, there was Gregorian Funk!!

Commission note: Commissioned by Elektra String Quartet.

First performance: by Elektra String Quartet — 5 Mar 93. Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo, Sydney

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Impressionist contemporary, heavy metal mechanico brutale, and ambient groove.

Original version titled 'Hardware'. Initial sketches, 1991. Added introduction, and redeveloped in 2005.

Revised and new Intro: 2005.

Performances of this work

5 Mar 93: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo, Sydney. Featuring Elektra String Quartet.

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