Intonations

(2016)

by Derek Bermel

Description
string quartet
Duration
21
Genres
String Quartet
Commission
Commissioned by the 92nd Street Y and the Tanglewood Music Center
First Performance
23.5.2016, NY Phil Biennial, 92nd St Y, New York, NY, USA: Jack Quartet
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Programme Notes
Each movement explores a distinct quality of the human voice, from the breath of harmonica blues to a gospel singer’s melodic thread to vocal cadences in hip-hop. The title comes from a quote from Ralph Ellison about the perception of music. It has been a great joy to collaborate with the JACK Quartet for several years, both as performer and composer.
 
Derek Bermel

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