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Ghost Dances (String Quartet No.2)

for string quartet

Year:  1998   ·  Duration:  13m

Year:  1998
Duration:  13m

Ross Harris

Composer:   Ross Harris

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The music should give the impression that parts of it have been airbrushed out. Lost, like intermittent radio reception or a tape partly erased.

Performed by the NZSQ at the ECAT New Music NZ Festival, Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, 29 Nov 2001

Commissioned note

New Zealand String Quartet

Contents note

The work is in double variation form, and there is an alternation between two musical environments: 1. Ghost Dances (rhythmic and wild) 2. Chaconne (based on a chorale-like theme)

Performance history