Premiered by the Altius Quartet April 9, 2016 in Grusin Hall, Boulder, CO
Second performance November 9, 2016 in Weill Hall of Carnegie Hall, NYC (info)
A violist myself, this work for the Altius Quartet began as an exploration of my favorite techniques for bowed string instruments. The piece is filled with fluttering harmonics, resonant open strings, glassy or scratchy tones, and folk-style lyrical embellishments. These sounds were shaped into melodies, harmonies, and rhythmic figures which emerge and fade from a constantly evolving, hazy texture.