That Is A Field Folded (string quartet)

String Quartet

That Is A Field Folded (2017)

11 min. For string quartet.

Varispeed canons retune themselves. Upper partials over shifting ground.

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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”