Strung Along

Strung Along


String Quartet

Duration - 10’

Strung Along was commissioned by the New York Choreographic Institute. I was one of three composers chosen to collaborate with a choreographer on a new work for the New York City Ballet affiliated program. This quartet is in three movements, each one developing a particular rhythm. The first movement opens with a funky cello solo. I drew inspiration from traditional American fiddle music which is most evident in this section. The second movement plays around with call-and-response between all four players. Each one takes a turn at having the melody while the accompaniment alternates between quick gestures and pizzicato. Movement three is my favorite. It opens will all four players in a unified rhythm that alternates between 6/8 and 3/4 time signatures. I composed Strung Along with an awareness to dance and the time that is needed for movement to unfold. Writing for dance has always been one of my favorite mediums, and I hope that joy of creation is apparent in this piece.

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Items included: Full Score and Instrumental Parts

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