String Quartet No. 1 “Lanterns”

Performed by CNME | Mvmt. 2 – Chorus

Year: 2019 | Duration: 15′ | String Quartet

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String Quartet No. 1 “Lanterns” was inspired by a poem written by the American poet, novelist, and short story writer Stephen Crane entitled “Each Small Gleam was a Voice”. In my interpretation, this poem creates a world in which sight and sound are intrinsically linked, connected by our inability to perceive either independently from the other. Throughout the poem, Crane continuously creates a world in which sounds are only capable of being described through the use of color. The work is in two movements:

  1. Blue Night
  2. Chorus