Three pieces for string quartet: II. Breathing : string quartet
by Haydn Reeder (2012)
Also known as: Breathing
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Breathing stems from an idea for a potentially long piece for orchestra. There is obvious reference to the title in the repeated time signatures and dynamics and the thick texture explores a less common feature of this instrumentation. The piece has turned out to be quite short, probably because the opening harmony develops a strong presence, either by interrupting or becoming a point of return and also, being a symmetrical chord, has a calming effect, especially in this context.
Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.
Duration: 5 min.
First performance: by Silo String Quartet at Melbourne Composers' League presents 'Four Colours: Orange' (Richmond Town Hall) on 9 Dec 2012
Other pieces in the set: I: Moving Between, III: Drama.
Resonate article: Haydn Reeder: 'More time for music to speak' by Anni Heino
Performances of this work
9 Dec 2012: at Melbourne Composers' League presents 'Four Colours: Orange' (Richmond Town Hall). Featuring Silo String Quartet.
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