String Quartet

September 29, 2006 7:30 PM

It was 1990 when I first listened to the Quartet for Strings, No. 8 by Dmitri Shostakovich. I had just gotten out of high school and had not yet started college. That didn't stop me from trying -- emphasis on "try" -- to write my own string quartet. This piece has "student work" and "movie soundtrack" written all over it, but for a product by a beginning teenaged songwriter, it's ambitious. Programmed in Reason without dynamic markings.

posted by NemesisVex (3 comments total)

Soundtrack? How about early German silent Psycho-drama, ca. 1900? Wow, the manic urgency is incredible. And I mean that in a good way, ofcourse. It must've taken some time to write that. Nice.
posted by snsranch at 6:44 PM on October 2, 2006

Fantastic! I'd love to hear a string quartet doing this!
posted by ba at 4:40 PM on October 3, 2006

Interesting ... at first that timbre and the tempo reminded me of Tron ...
posted by Twang at 4:22 PM on October 29, 2006

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