Quadrivial

description

Quadrivial is an adaptation of the piece Double. The work focuses on the communication between the pianist and the other three players. The piano is prepared with the hairs of a bow in order to produce long string like sounds. In the climax of the piece, the pianist grabs a mallet and a fast percussive reacting between the flute, violin, cello and the pianist takes place. These theatrical gestures are written down in the score.

instrumentation

for flute, violin, cello and piano
1997

flute
violin
cello
piano (prepared)

details

Duration 8'
First performance 01 April 1998, Pärlor för Svin Ensemble
Commissioned by Pearls for Swine Ensemble Sweden
Published by Donemus

performances

Last performance:

  • 10 May 2012
    International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
    The Phillips Collection, Washington DC, USA

publications