String Quartet No. 1

Tim Brady

String Quartet No. 1 has been performed in Montréal and Quebec City…

A 25th anniversary gift for this piece: a second performance! Thanks Quatuor Bozzini.

Written while on a 6-week European journey in May/June 1980, the work essentially explores the range of textural possibilities of the quartet medium to create a dramatic musical structure. Large clusters, complex counterpoint, subtle harmonics and the occasional unison all bear witness to a 24-year old composer flexing his artistic muscles. In retrospect, the loud opening chord really does sound to me like a big, distorted power chord on electric guitar, so I think I can safely say that the the seeds of my current musical language were lurking somewhere in this ultra-modernist chamber piece.

Tim Brady [viii-05]


String Quartet no 1 was 2nd prize winner (chamber music) in the 1982 CAPAC Young Composer’s Competition.

String Quartet No. 1

  • Composer(s): Tim Brady
  • Year of composition: 1980
  • Instrumentation: string quartet
Concerts
13 Octo 2005
20h00
Série QB
BradyFrigonLeBlancSokolovićTenney
In person
Montréal (Québec)
1 Nove 2005
20h00
BradyFrigonLeBlancSokolovićTenney
In person
Quebec City (Québec)