Solitude

Scott Edward Godin

Solitude has been performed in Berlin, Montréal, Munich and Schreyahn…

This work explores a forced isolation of the first violin from the rest of the ensemble. The first violin initiates the melody while the remaining trio interrupts with short interjectional phrases and sustained drones. The composition works toward the integration of the first violin with its other members, exploring the sonic possibilities inherent in the opening melody. The union of the four members disintegrates as the piece comes to an end, leaving the first violin in isolation once again. This piece was commissioned by Radio-Canada Québec and is dedicated in admiration and friendship to the Bozzini Quartet and Laurent Major.

Premiere

  • March 12, 2002, Bozzini QuartetVoyages: Dublin → Montréal: Concert, Salle de concert Oscar-Peterson — Université Concordia, Montréal (Québec)

Solitude

  • Scott Edward Godin
  • Year of composition: 2001
  • Instrumentation: string quartet
  • Commission: Quatuor Bozzini

Concerts

12 Marc 2002
Série QB
BarryDeaneGodinOesterle
In person
Montréal (Québec)
26 Sept 2002
GodinGoldsteinOesterleVivier
In person
Berlin (Germany)
27 Sept 2002
GodinGoldsteinOesterleVivier
In person
Schreyahn (Germany)
31 Octo 2003
Série QB
GlassGodinLesageRizzuto
In person
Montréal (Québec)
6 June 2005
GodinHaiderOesterleSokolovićWeidner
In person
Munich (Bayern, Germany)