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String Quartet no. 1 marks a time when I turned away from melody-centric music and found new approaches to organizing my compositional thinking. I envision the piece as a set of sonic objects and environments which oscillate between phenomenological and musical settings. I use these words - music and phenomenon - not because I believe they are easily defined or parsed; but because, through attempting to establish a space connecting them, I hope that music will blossom out of sound; that musical passages will arise from process; and that music will be discovered rather than asserted.
Credits: The Arditti String Quartet: Irvine Arditti, Ashot Sarkissjan, Ralf Ehlers and Lucas Fels., 2007