Ink on Paper First Movement and Interlude I
11 Nov 2009
Composer Geoffrey Gordon's new work for string quartet, Ink on Paper, was commissioned by the Concert Artists Guild and Meet the Composer for the excellent Parker Quartet, and premiered at Symphony Space, in New York City, on May 21, 2009. Program Notes: The title, Ink on Paper, is a reference to the practice, in the visual arts, of identifying a work by its medium—as in, oil on canvas, acrylic on wood, etc. Much of my work has been inspired by the visual arts, in one way or another—either specific works (Cool RED Cool, inspired by Andy Warhols 1984 self portrait), or techniques (Collage a Trois Trobar, which reassembles fragments of 12th c. troubadour songs), or even aesthetic movements (Orphism, from my Sonata da Chroma). And then, one day, it was brought to my attention that the paper I had been using for many years was called, bright white smooth, which suggested to me a pretty good title for a new work. This ultimately became a trio for flute, viola and harp, and compelled m

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