Peter V. Swendsen


Migration Study (2013)

for string trio with optional live electronics (for Chartreuse)


Myra Hinrichs, violin; Helen Newby, cello; Carrie Frey, viola

The structure is a series of games whose basic pitch set is derived from the strings of the traditional Norwegian Hardanger fiddle. The piece is extremely interactive; much of its direction and content comes from the choices we make as individuals and as a group. Picture a large flock of birds (particularly starlings) wheeling and fluttering near-synchronously on the collective whim of the moment.

[live performance with Chartreuse, 22 January 2013; performance materials available upon request]

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