Cortona Quartet

flute, clarinet, violin, and cello

10′ 30″

Written for the 2016 Cortona New Music Sessions.

Premiered July 6, 2016, by Yu-Han Chen, Laura Hundert, Walter Park, and Caitlyn Chenault.

This quartet dives into just a few of the many festive dance rhythms found in Tuscan folk music. Jagged rhythms and musical gestures open Cortona Quartet and set the stage for an exploration of nebulous melodies and energetic pulses interwoven with folk dances. It was a pleasure writing this quartet for performers at the 2016 Cortona New Music Sessions.