|String Quartet No.2: flare
When writing this work I imagined sitting round a campfire as a child, watching the embers flaring off into the sky. The piece starts off with a lot of rather wild percussive sounds (pizzicato, left hand pizzicato, col legno, spicatto, bouncing bow, finger tapping, snap pizz. pizzicato tremolo etc.) and then combines with the imagined reverse sounds of those effects. As the piece progresses these reverse sounds expand to take over the piece. They then start developing and shape the texture. Finally the composition evolves into a slow motion arco rendering of the pizzicato sound and its reverse.