here (2016)

here was written for the JACK Quartet's residency at the University of Iowa in December 2016. Each instrument is prepared with metal hairpins and amplified.


Program notes:


My attraction to the special qualities of certain sounds (in this case, ones that are close to silence, unpredictable) is coupled with an interest in an organic method of realization. here is meant to be a tangible experience as well as a musical one; a revelation of a space and an investigation of its content.