low string ensemble
Teeter was originally conceived as a solo cello piece but has been revised, developed and augmented in order to expand the possibilities in creating greater density and textural complexity. Written for low strings (requiring three or more players in any combination of viola, cello and double bass), the ensemble is treated as one slightly cumbersome, lumbering instrument, rather than a collation of complimentary lines or parts.
The piece is loosely based on a short poem by Lisa Verdon; ‘Do You Feel Me’, and follows the poem’s structure marked by the words Teetering, Groping, Clinging and Drowning.
Firth Hall, University of Sheffield
Platform 4 ensemble
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