Fern (1990)

Jo Kondo

quatuor à cordes

Notes de programme

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This piece consists of juxtapositions of many short sections. One of my purposes in this composition was to line-up these short sections (or, fragments) of different characteristics in order to create a “static” form, i.e., an overall form which does not involve any goal-oriented directionality.

Fern was written in 1990 and premiered the same year in a concert at the Tokyo Summer Festival by the English group, Balanescu Quartet.