Juilliard

Fall 2016

This semester we are doing a string quartet (violin 1, violin 2, viola, and cello). The twist is that we're building it backwards, starting with the finale, then the second movement, then the first. The idea is to start off with fragments and force students to build from those, and possibly rework the entire composition at the end when we have final visibility into all three parts.

 

20160923 - Channel Surfing

This is the original set of 5 fragments I built for this idea of channel surfing in front of a TV.

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20160923 Channel Surfing

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20160923 Channel Surfing


 

20160923 - Channel Surfing

This is the first complete cut of the third movement. One critique is that the ending should end with a flourish, not with just a cello so we'll see if I should rework this later on.

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20161010 Channel Surfing

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20161010 Channel Surfing

20161030 - Lullaby of the Doomed

This is the first cut of the slower second movement.

"Sweet dreams, little ones" she crooned, as nuclear winter blanketed the Earth.