for string quartet(2014)
|Commission||Commissioned by Musikprotokoll for the 40th Anniversary for the Arditti Quartet. Mouthpiece XXII is dedicated to the Arditti Quartet.|
|Premiere||2014; Musikprotokoll Festival, Graz, Austria; Arditti Quartet|
Thoughts articulate the space. Each thought is a block, yet there is no clear demarcation between one thought and the next. Thoughts are carried on the breath and the breath is continuous. Return to the breath. Here there are four active articulators in the space, but the mouth has only one. The active articulation of thoughts changes the size and the shape of the space, the color of the space, and the timbre of the space. The active articulators in the mouth also change the size and shape, and the timbre.
One small push is all that is needed. The choice of how to articulate.
- Erin Gee