Quartet for the Canyonlands New Music Ensemble
Quartet for the Canyonlands New Music Ensemble was premiered in Libby Gardner Concert Hall by the Canyonlands New Music Ensemble.
In this brief but vivacious quartet, the players push the boundaries between soloistic and ensemble expression, each seeming to bristle within the texture and assert itself in bursts of musical fragments. Intermixed throughout are passages of singing lyricism, and at times the individualistic voices give way to the artful collaboration of canonic imitation. There arises a tension between driving, forward movement, and abrupt jolts, where the overambitious players jostle for their place within the texture.