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Chen, Janet Jieru: Summer Echoes from the Valley 

 

 

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    Summer Echoes from the Valley is my fourth string quartet, inspired by unique sound mass of Taiwan’s mountain in summer time. Unexpectedly, I found this piece regards as a dialogue between my first string quartet Tranquility after Rain, that is, a dialogue between writing memories in different space-time. My first string quartet was written in eight years ago. Both pieces adopted a pentatonic scale-like melody. Although there is an eight-year gap, the memory dialogue comes to me naturally, and merges in a beautiful way. Maybe this evidence represents as a refreshing point and moreover, a new beginning for my writing.

    The music starts by the first motive, groups of fast-tremolo notes in high register with contrasting dynamics. Gradually it moves to a dance-like motive, as the second motive. Through the developments of these two contrasting motives, music flies toward a splendid, dazzling ending.

    Summer Echoes from the Valley was commissioned by the Asian Young Musicians’ Connection for the Borealis String Quartet and will receive its premiere performance on May 15, 2010 at Soochow University Performing Arts Center in Taipei. 

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
4
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
2
Viola
1
Cello
1

 

 

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