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No War

for string quartet

Year:  2022   ·  Duration:  7m
Instrumentation:  2 violins, viola, cello

Year:  2022
Duration:  7m
Instrumentation  2 violins, viola, cello

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Tatiana Riabinkina: No War ...

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I am a Russian immigrant in New Zealand. I moved to New Zealand in 2018. When the war started, I lost the chance to go home because I am against the war and make my choice public. I could be arrested for this in Russia.

The ‘No War’ quartet was written when the war in Ukraine just started. This music came out substituting the night sleep, because first days of the war were too stressful for me to close my eyes. I finished this piece in just one and half days. I had never worked so fast!

At the start, it quotes an old Ukrainian song. The repeating dissonant exclamation has three syllables in Russian: “Нет войне” — that means “No war” in English.