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Duration: 7' 30"

Instrumentation: amplified prepared string quartet & materials

Year: 2018

four sharp corners

Program notes

Like Haptic poetry, which combines characteristics of typography and sculpture, this work creates an object not only to be performed, but to be touched and manipulated. As touching is a visceral experience that taps into the physical dimension of memory, recalling different images and feelings than those evoked by playing an instrument – a non-verbal dialogue may take place. Touching each page / score requires close contact with this work, creating a sense of other. Touching each page of this score will enable you to embody your own meaning for each page. Meaning emerges not only from your own feelings, thoughts, and memories, but also from the sensations and movements of your fingers and hands touching each surface. Having been inspired by this concept

in previous works, this work is unique as it expands this concept into other materials, including music stands and the instruments themselves. At times, treating the individual parts as “maps” to indicate specific locations on music stands for gestures

Premiered at the Banff Center for the Arts

Score Follower Video


premiere performance

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