String Quartet No 1, ‘Montes’24 March 2011 at 1300Momenta QuartetRobeson GalleryRutgers UniversityNew Brunswick, NJ
String quartet No. 1 ‘Montes’
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Miranda Cuckson (violin), Stephanie Griffin (viola), me (composer), Joanne Lin (cello), Annaliesa Place (violin). In the first image, said with Mrs Marcela Montes, widow of the painter Fernando Montes.It happened last 28 November in Rock Hall Auditorium at Temple University. The performers were the Momenta Quartet, a group for whom […]
String Quartet No. 1 ‘Montes’Jane Gordon, Adrian Charlesworth, violinsSara Jones, violaJennifer Morsches, cello17 January 2008 at 1930Bolívar HallLondon This performance is part of a celebration of the life and work of Fernando Montes, coinciding with the first anniversary of his death.
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I’ve hit a dead end at bar 135 of ‘Music and Land’, the second movement of the string quartet. I’ve been trying one solution after another since K went on tour three days ago, but nothing I come up with seems to provide a suitable continuation from this point, which […]
Llojeta by Fernando Montes (photograph by Vince Harris, reproduced by permission) This project is a collaboration with the Momenta String Quartet of New York, who will be performing the new piece at the Rock Hall Auditorium, Temple University, Philadelphia, on 28 November. The title is a homage to the Bolivian […]