Octet for Strings

Octet for Strings is the result of my experimentation with symmetrical vs. asymmetrical musical ideas. This conflict between symmetry and asymmetry manifests itself throughout the many musical dimensions of the piece, including orchestration, harmony, timbre, and form.

 

Recorded April 15th at the Rice University Composers Forum Concert
Performers:
Violins - Julian Nguyen, Carmen Abelson, Rebecca Nelson, Chelsea Sharpe
Violas - Carey Skinner, Philip Marten
Cellists - Daniel Kopp, Ariana Nelson.