Title

A Brief Contemplation

Lead Author Major

Composition

Format

Composer's Club Concerts

Faculty Mentor Name

Francois Rose

Faculty Mentor Department

Conservatory of Music

Additional Faculty Mentor Name

Robert Coburn

Abstract/Artist Statement

When I first began this piece, I had no idea how I was going to write something for string quartet that would speak to the audience in a way that seemed meaningful. After listening to several pieces for inspiration, I decided to use the concept of a man contemplating his life for my string quartet. This man had seen terrible things throughout his lifetime and is now desperately trying to find on his deathbed whether his life held any meaning. I wanted to make this piece about redemption, something that, as human beings, we don't find very often. This piece was an absolute joy to write and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Location

Recital Hall

Start Date

23-4-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

23-4-2013 3:30 PM

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A Brief Contemplation

Recital Hall

When I first began this piece, I had no idea how I was going to write something for string quartet that would speak to the audience in a way that seemed meaningful. After listening to several pieces for inspiration, I decided to use the concept of a man contemplating his life for my string quartet. This man had seen terrible things throughout his lifetime and is now desperately trying to find on his deathbed whether his life held any meaning. I wanted to make this piece about redemption, something that, as human beings, we don't find very often. This piece was an absolute joy to write and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed writing it.