tra[d/ns]itions (2012) for string quartet

Commission: Composers Conference at Wellesley College

Instrumentation: string quartet

Duration: 8 minutes

Program Notes: tra[d/ns]itions is  a mash-up of two words – traditions and transitions. It is inspired by the vast traditions and historical developments andtransitions of the string quartet genre, from its origins as a Baroque Trio Sonata to its multitude of representations and interpretations today.

Premiere: July 28 2012 | Susanna Erber + Joe Singer (violins), Laura Staffaroni (viola), Mariko Kunimoto (cello) | Wellesley, MA

Performances: August 4 2012 | Martin Nass + Mary Lincoln (violins), Scott Smith (viola), Leon Vieland (cello) | Wellesley, MA

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