About the work
The piece was written as an exploration of extended techniques. The second movement takes the form of a slow dance, which extends ideas set out in the first movement, eventually fragmenting to the point of disappearance.
First Performance: 1st movement – Bingham Quartet, Bretton Hall, July 1996
2nd movement – Schidlof Quartet, St Mary’s C
The piece focusses particularly upon extended playing techniques, and both movements are based upon similar melodic material. The first movement is fast and energetic, the second slower, becoming increasingly fragmented.
Call for Pieces Entry: Bingham Quartet, CoMA Summer School 1996