Music for 4 Strings

Takeo Hoshiya

Music for 4 Strings has been performed in Montréal, Quebec City and Tokyo…

Recently, I have been interested in the way humans remember, the way in which we forget, and control our memory. Music for 4 strings is essentially a very linear composition based almost entirely on a continuous line, accompanied by a counter line. The principle line consists of a succession of short melodic fragments. I then combined these fragments in a variety of ways — sometimes closely connected, sometimes unconnected and sometimes ambiguously connected. This idea of the ambiguous relationship is very important to my music.

Premiere

  • September 5, 2014, Quatuor Bozzini — Japan Fall 2014: Cage and beyond, Tsuda Hall, Tokyo (Japan)

Music for 4 Strings

  • Takeo Hoshiya
  • Year of composition: 2014
  • Instrumentation: string quartet
  • Commission: Quatuor Bozzini
Concerts
5 Sept 2014
7:00 pm
CageHoshiyaKondoOesterleVivierWatanabe
In person
Tokyo (Japan)
30 Apri 2018
7:00 pm
Série QB
CageDicksonFujiiHoshiyaJamiesonKondo
In person
Montréal (Québec)
2 May 2018
8:00 pm
Série QB
FujiiHoshiyaJamiesonKondoShibuyaWatanabe
In person
Quebec City (Québec)