Folkestone

Linda Catlin Smith

Folkestone a été jouée à Huddersfield, Jakarta, Montréal, New York et Toronto…

A number of years ago, in a secondhand bookstore, I found a book of watercolour paintings by the English painter JMW Turner, called The Ideas of Folkestone Sketchbook 1845. This book contains 24 watercolour paintings, all variants of the view of the cliffs, sea and sky at Folkstone. Turner returned again and again to this same spot, reconsidering and rediscovering the landscape. My string quartet Folkestone is inspired by this process, though the piece is not an attempt to musically re-create his book. Instead, I have created my own sketchbook, viewing again and again the landscape of the string quartet, observing and discovering its terrain. The piece is in 24 sections, or panels, with space between them, like the turning of a page in a book. This string quartet, my third, was premiered by the Penderecki Quartet, and subsequently performed by the Bozzini Quartet; it was composed with the assistance of a Canada Council Long Term Grant.

Folkestone

  • Linda Catlin Smith
  • Année de composition: 1999
  • Durée: 32:50
  • Instrumentation: quatuor à cordes

Clips vidéo

Disques

Concerts

10 mai 2004
Série QB
KomorousSmithTenney
Montréal (Québec)
22 avri 2007
20h00
Série QB
BhagwatiMorinSmith
Montréal (Québec)
4 avri 2016
20h00
CameronDennehySmithter Schiphorst
Toronto (Ontario, Canada)
9 avri 2016
19h30
Série QB
CameronDennehySmithter Schiphorst
Montréal (Québec)
19 nove 2017
12h00
Smith
Huddersfield (Angleterre, RU)
11 août 2018
20h00
MillerOesterleSmithVivier
Jakarta (Indonésie)
14 août 2018
20h00
MillerSmith
New York (New York, ÉU)