"Genus Cumulonimbus" - 1st Movement of new string quartet Atmospheres



This is the 1st movement of the string quartet Atmospheres. While the cloud forms have a seemingly regular form to them, they are anything but a regular shape. So, using the time signature 19/16, I allow the quartet to move through a variety of different ways of breaking up this irregular time into semi-regular beats creating a sense of movement, while propelling the listener forward.


Taking inspiration from Gy├Ârgy Ligeti, Atmospheres is a blending of the rhythmic 'clock' music with elements of the sonic-scape of 'cloud' music.


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