Three Pieces for String Quartet

Michael Oesterle

Three Pieces for String Quartet has been performed in Harrington, Montréal, Outremont and Toronto…

The three short pieces all use modules within a scheme of a triangular number sequences (1, 1-2, 1-2-3, 1-2-3-4…). Each piece is a playful puzzle, the music wallows in the process itself, in the patterns of a system, a method, searching for discovery. The musical motivation is the joy of moving forward, and finding a path back to the beginning. The title is an homage to Stravinsky’s Three Pieces for String Quartet, but had this piece been in four parts, the title would have changed to be an homage to John Cage.

Three Pieces for String Quartet

Works in this cycle

Video

  • Interview: Michael Oesterle: Daydream Mechanics; Michael Oesterle: String Quartet No. 3 “Alan Turing”; Michael Oesterle: String Quartet No. 4; Michael Oesterle: Three Pieces for String Quartet; Bozzini Quartet; Michael Oesterle; In English, French; March 2022

On disc

Concerts

28 June 2018
9:00 pm
Oesterle
In person
Harrington (Québec)
11 May 2019
6:00 pm
Série QB
CheungChiuFarris-ManningLucasMaevskiyOesterleSherkinWarkentin
In person
Montréal (Québec)
14 June 2019
8:00 pm
DoellOesterleRadigueYoung
In person
Toronto (Ontario, Canada)
9 June 2020
8:15 pm
MillerOesterleSokolović
Online event Free access
Montréal (Québec)
1 July 2020
7:00 pm
HaydnOesterleSokolović
In person Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
12 Augu 2020
7:00 pm
GarchikMillerOesterleSokolovićTagaq
In person Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
15 Augu 2020
GarchikMillerOesterleTagaq
In person Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
15 Augu 2020
3:25 pm – 4:15 pm
GarchikMillerOesterleTagaq
In person
Montréal (Québec)
28 Augu 2020
5:30 pm
GarchikMillerOesterleTagaq
In person
Montréal (Québec)
15 Sept 2020
2:00 pm
MillerOesterleSokolović
In person
Montréal (Québec)
13 Febr 2022
2:00 pm
GarchikMillerOesterleSchubertSokolovićStravinskyTagaq
In person Free admission with pass
Montréal (Québec)
2 Marc 2022
7:00 pm
Série QB
MillerOesterleSokolović
In person
Outremont (Québec)
3 Marc 2022
1:30 pm
Série QB
MillerOesterleSokolović
In person
Outremont (Québec)
16 Apri 2022
7:30 pm
Série QB
LesageNešićOesterlePelzScheuerSchlunzSchöllhornWilliamson
In person
Montréal (Québec)
4 May 2022
8:00 pm
Cancelled
CheungLesageNešićOesterlePelzScheuerSchlunzSchöllhornWilliamson
In person
Hanover (Niedersachsen, Germany)