Commission: Composers Conference at Wellesley College
Duration: 8 minutes
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
Instrumentation: string quartet
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.