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for clarinet, guitar, violin and cello

Year:  2019   ·  Duration:  10m

Year:  2019
Duration:  10m

Micah Thompson

Composer:   Micah Thompson

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Sample Audio

Sample: 0:30 - 1:10

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Sample Audio

Sample: 6:15 - 7:50

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1, 8 and 12 of score

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This quartet exists as an extended, fragile mosaique - exploring a single frame of music. The music wakes, forms, deforms, and shimmers with an extreme delicacy and lightness of touch. Wake frames sound with silence and explores the utter limits of both. The title references lyrics by the Naked and Famous:

"If it falls apart I will surely wake it, bright lights turn me green, this is worse than it seems wait, I don't ever want to be here like punching in a dream, breathing life into my nightmare"

Commissioned note

Written for the Reo Hou | Future Voices NZ with support from the University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington, Creative New Zealand and the Lilburn Trust as part of the annual Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music

Dedication note

for the Argonaut Ensemble