Dinamicas de un meteorito
for string quartet(2014)
|Premiere||November 2014; Otto de Greiff Hall, Bogotá, Colombia; Éfferus Quartet|
"Dinámicas de un meteorito" (Dynamics of a meteorite) was composed in 2013 and 2014 while attending the International Winter Festival of Campos do Jordao, in Brazil. The two movements, written a year apart, expose two contrasting sonic takes on the "meteorite", or the string quartet.
The first movement gravitates around rapid textural changes and quasi melodic chords. Some of the colors/harmonies are inspired by the characteristic of vocal sounds. The movement represents existence within the meteorite. The second movement, originally written as a film score for a film by Robert Stockwell, was rewritten as looking at the meteorite from afar. The texture morphs from a still chord to a granular and dynamic cloud.
The title is a reference to the fictional book "The Dynamics of an Asteroid" written by Professor James Moriarty, the antagonist of Sherlock Holmes (Insight joke: James' older brother's name is Holmes).
The piece is dedicated to Cuarteto Efferus.