A Chance Encounter (A minute can change your life) For string quartet Ian Percy (2014/17)

Percy, Ian A Chance Encounter (A minute can change your life) For string quartet Ian Percy (2014/17). [Composition] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This very short single movement for string quartet is part of a series of miniatures realised for a variety of instruments during 2014 and edited during 2017. The piece takes its form and structure from the narrative of an imagined scenario: A chance encounter between two ex-lovers at a train station as they rush to meet their connections. In a language the composer refers to as twelve-tone consonance and with some material borrowed from an earlier string quartet, this piece interprets the potential emotions of such a hurried and unexpected encounter and the interactions of the two characters involved. Initial hesitant textures and awkward reactions, clearly separated by pizzicato and staccato, dovetail together with interlocking legato canons and melodic phrases equally shared between the four parts singing as one. A lot can be said within a minute, but perhaps the most evocative thought is how much is left unsaid?

Item Type: Composition
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Music
Depositing User: Ian Percy
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2017 15:29
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2017 15:29
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2284

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