String Quartet No 3 : 'Hardware'
by Romano Crivici (1993)
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Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello; optional effects, eg, guitar effects boards and looping device.
Duration: 15 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Complex rhtymic material, with non-stop molto allegro, with improvisation sections. (optional)
Contents note: 1. Intro: tempo rubato (2 min.) -- 2. Allegro, molto allegro (12 min., 15 sec.).
Dedication note: Dedicated: To Marcus Hartstein, whose many musical and ‘pre post-cultural’ insights into my work, (both on stage and off) encouraged me to persevere, in spite of my own doubts … but then again, there was Gregorian Funk!!
Commission note: Commissioned by Elektra String Quartet.
First performance: by Elektra String Quartet — 5 Mar 93. Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo, Sydney
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Impressionist contemporary, heavy metal mechanico brutale, and ambient groove.
Original version titled 'Hardware'. Initial sketches, 1991. Added introduction, and redeveloped in 2005.
Revised and new Intro: 2005.
Performances of this work
5 Mar 93: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo, Sydney. Featuring Elektra String Quartet.
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