Work

Pre-echo (2012)

Tyler Futrell

string quartet

Commission: Ny Musikks Komponistgruppe

Premiere

  • 12 Sep 2012 8:00 pm
    Oslo
    Ultima 2012
    Ahvenniemi | Bauck | Bolstad | Futrell | Harmens | Olsen | Sørlie

Performances

  • 18 Nov 2012
    Bergen
    Ahvenniemi | Bauck | Bolstad | Futrell | Harmens | Olsen | Sørlie
  • 17 Apr 2013 8:00 pm
    Montréal
    Bauck | Bolstad | Crane | Futrell | Oesterle | Olsen | Sørlie

Program Notes

Pre-echo gets much of its structure (loosely) from Caryl Churchill’s play, Heart’s Desire. In the play, we are given a cyclic story structure with bits of dialogue expanded or skimmed over in each repetition, giving the impression that we gradually get closer to understanding a full storyline. Certain things that occur early on really don’t make a lot of sense until their context is given later. All of this is reflected in Pre-echo.

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