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Perigean Tide

for string quartet

Year:  2018

Year:  2018

Dorothy Ker

Composer:   Dorothy Ker

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1-8 of score

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Perigean Tide is one of a number of my pieces which explore the patterning of water on rock (others include Reef and Onaia). Like these earlier works, the process of the piece can be heard as a spectrum that reveals itself over time: the continual permutation and mutation of the opening chord and scribbling figures is deployed towards a gradual filling-out of the quartet space as a single sonic mass. As the piece evolves, the tentative opening inscriptions coalesce around a fuller, more dynamic architecture in a dramatic shift of scale that suggests the perspectival transformation of a filled-out tide.