[strings piece]

[strings piece]

January, 2013.


Forces: Violin x2, Viola, Cello, and Contrabass

For [strings piece], the melody of John Dowland’s My Lord Chamberlain, His Galiard, was split into fragments which were then labelled and organised into rows of fragments for each instrument, which function in a similar way to tone rows in serial music. A random number generator was used to determine the precise temporal placement of each fragment within certain inaudible time frames, set out in order to preserve the order of the row.