Premiere of the Month: Emerging patterns

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A piece for strings, about strings

‘I wanted to think about the instruments and ensemble as an organic world – the liveliness of their properties, especially their strings,’ says Australian composer Liza Lim of her new composition for string quartet String Creatures. It will be premiered by the JACK Quartet at the Lucerne Festival. The work largely looks at the idea of physical strings: ‘Things that tie us together, bind or unbind, tangle, knot – all the language that comes from the properties of strings,’ says Lim. The 26-minute, three-part work looks at these ideas with a focus on the organic forming of patterns….

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