Movement for String Quartet. (Original composition);
Frank, Gabriela Lena
Master of Music
This is a work that explores the textural and contrapuntal possibilities of limited aleatorism within the context of a string quartet. The tonal center of the piece revolves around the note C which is established in several key places--in the beginning, in the climax in the very middle of the work, and in the very end. Formally, the work's structure is in a rough mirror, or arch form. This piece was inspired by Witold Lutoslawski's String Quartet (1963) not only for the use of limited aleatorism, but also through a loose quote from that particular work of a motive comprised of C octaves in sixteenth notes couplets.