Just Visible in the Distance

string quartet (2013)

Part I:

Part II:

premiere performance: February 20, 2014
Composers Now Festival, Firehouse Space, Brooklyn
Momenta Quartet: Emilie-Anne Gendron and Adda Kridler, violin; Stephanie Griffin, viola; Michael Haas, cello

duration: 16′

program note
Just Visible in the Distance (2013) consists of intuitively assembled small movements, each flowing into the next. Persistent musical material from some of my earlier pieces resurfaces often. The title is from W. G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn, a book I love and have read many times. Just Visible in the Distance was written for, and is dedicated to, the Momenta Quartet.

I Slowly Toward the North — Glimpse — A Halo for ADDA —
Harmony, no Protagonist — Slowly Toward the North

II Through a Barren Landscape — Harmony — Respite —
Aria — Harmony, no Protagonist