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Atomic Legacies

for magnetic resonator piano and string quartet

Year:  2019   ·  Duration:  16m 36s

Year:  2019
Duration:  16m 36s

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Atomic Legacies builds on musical as well as extra-musical influences: I quote and deconstruct the first movement of Haydn’s “Sun” string quartet Op. 20 No. 1 (Hob. III:31) as an afterthought, as well as my own Actinium for solo Magnetic Resonator Piano. Some of the titles reference the work of visual artist Helmut Schweizer and environmental eco-artist Eve Andree Laramee. This work was created especially with the Ligeti Quartet in mind and I am grateful for their input and guidance.

Commissioned note

Created with the assistance of PRS for Music Foundation Women Make Music, UK

Contents note

Half-life, Atomic Elegy, Forbidden Mechanism, Decay