don't normally like to say much about my music, since I'd like to
believe that it speaks for itself. Nevertheless, I think a few words
are necessary for my second quartet.
There are two motivations
behind the first movement, which is in pure Romantic style. The first
is to express my idea that music is simply frequencies impinging on the
and anything else, including time of composition, is irrelevant. The
second is to see if something can be written today in an older style
and still be fresh and convincing.
The second movement is atonal
but employs mainly triadic harmony. I believe this is an uncommon
combination. My intent was to create something very emotionally moving.
third and fourth movements are atonal and harmonically atriadic. I
believe the harmony is nevertheless intuitively comprehensible
performance except for Movement 1, from a concert from Chamber Music
from the Scarab Club in Detroit.
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