The Juilliard Faculty‘s String Quartet-in-Residence, Ulysses Quartet performing the world premiere efficiency of American composer Joseph Summer time’s ‘Sea Change’ String Quartets No. 1 and No. 2.
Recorded dwell at Morse Corridor at The Juilliard Faculty, in New York Metropolis – on the 27th of January, 2020
“As an avid scuba diver I spend two months a yr beneath water, principally within the Indonesian archipelago … I needed to seize the essence of my littoral sojourns in a string quartet (which expanded to 2 quartets) and conceived of the works as a medium for my communication …” Joseph has informed The Violin Channel.
“I additionally needed to take action with out using methods that had been too simply perceived as fishy, similar to the usage of sul ponticello, which captures the sensation of aquatic movement with out effort of craft, and subsequently I made a decision to eschew all fashionable methods and limit my strings to solely these methods accessible to and employed by Haydn … No sul pont, no glissandi, no synthetic harmonics, etcetera …” he has stated.
“Although the music describes particular underwater eventualities and a few associated adventures and misadventures that pertain to them I would like the viewers to be free to position their very own imagery and feelings on the music.”
ULYSSES QUARTET | JOSEPH SUMMER | ‘SEA CHANGE I’ STRING QUARTET NO. 1 | WORLD PREMIERE | 2020
ULYSSES QUARTET | JOSEPH SUMMER | ‘SEA CHANGE II’ STRING QUARTET NO. 2 | WORLD PREMIERE | 2020