String Quartet – Breathe


Instrumentation:
 string quartet
Duration:               12 minutes
Year:                         2015

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Program Notes

  Breathe (2015) explores in musical terms the various ideas related to breathing, such as representing musically the phrasing of a natural breath to incorporating sounds of breathing along with the string quartet. As a starting point for the composition, I imagined the four members of the quartet becoming an organism that for the most part would move and respire together. Lines converge and blur in a piece where simple gestures and repetition are used to evoke different states of breathing and being.

Listen. Breathe.

Performance History

  • Feb 04, 2016, Cecilia String Quartet
    University of Toronto New Music Festival
    Walter Hall
  • Nov 23, 2017, DMA String Quartet
    Doctoral Composition Recital, University of Toronto
    Walter Hall