Quantum Quartet

David Carlson

Carl Fischer Chamber Music Edition
Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: Chamber Ensemble
Instrumentation: Clarinet, Viola, Piano, Cello
Item Number: MXE5
Number of Pages: 96
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

Commissioned in 1998, this chamber piece is truly unique experience! A short piece (18 minutes), the work is derived from the composer’s fascination with a theory from quantum physics stating that time is fluid and that matter can exist concurrently in one place. To encompass this idea, the composer asks that a passage of music that he wrote when he was 15 be pre-recorded and played during the second movement (Desolato). The music of the adult David Carlson is coupled with music written thirty years ago, creating a sonic continuum. The highly charged, rhythmically aggressive music of the first movement is contrasted by the nostalgic slow mood of the second movement. The final movement is both energetic and passionate, which brings this imaginative work to a positive conclusion.

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