That Is A Field Folded (string quartet)
That Is A Field Folded (2017)
11 min. For string quartet.
Varispeed canons retune themselves. Upper partials over shifting ground.
Premiered by the JACK Quartet at Taplin Hall, Princeton.
She it is Queen Under The Hill
whose hosts are a disturbance of words within words
that is a field folded.
It is only a dream of the grass blowing
east against the source of the sun
in an hour before the sun’s going down
whose secret we see in a children’s game
of ring a round of roses told.
-Robert Duncan, from “Often I Am Permitted to Return to a Meadow”