Gothic Revival

Justin Mariner

Gothic Revival a été jouée à Montréal, Saint-Laurent et Trois-Rivières…

The refined, typically classical sound of a string quartet is not at all conducive to my own musical style. In Gothic Revival, I have taken several steps to avoid the delicate harmonic blending which is so idiomatic to this perfectly balanced ensemble. Pairs of instruments are often combined to play interlocking melodic patterns. The instruments are separated on stage in order to clarify these patterns (not to produce stereophonic effects for their own sake). In addition to providing me with a way of approaching the string quartet, the positioning of the players on stage was meant to provide a different approach to ensemble musicianship for the Bozzini Quartet, to whom the work is dedicated.

When I began to search for a title which acknowledged the use of certain techniques found in medieval music (hocketing, isorhythm), the term gothic revival came to mind. While this combination of words identifies an architectural style, I was also interested by the numerous meanings which each individual word has assumed in different disciplines.

Création

  • 20 octobre 2000, Création de la première version: Quatuor BozziniConcert, Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montréal (Québec)
  • 5 mars 2005, Création de la version révisée: Quatuor BozziniMontréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2005: Quatuor Bozzini, Salle Pierre-Mercure — Centre Pierre-Péladeau, Montréal (Québec)

Gothic Revival

Concerts

18 octo 2000
BlaisMariner
Cours/discussion/conférence
Saint-Laurent (Québec)
19 octo 2000
BlaisMariner
Montréal (Québec)
20 octo 2000
Série QB
BlaisFeldmanIvesMariner
Montréal (Québec)
17 déce 2000
Série QB
BlaisFeldmanMarinerRisticSokolović
Montréal (Québec)
5 mars 2005
21h15
KoeringMarinerMasonSaint-Denis
Montréal (Québec)
29 avri 2005
Série QB
Grella-MożejkoKomorousMarinerPalacio-QuintinSharmanSokolović
Montréal (Québec)
21 avri 2006
BeethovenMarinerSokolović
Trois-Rivières (Québec)