Mosaic

perusal score | available for purchase soon

for violin, cello, & bass

Duration: 7'

Also available for string quartet.

perusal score | available for purchase soon

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About

Mosaic was written for forty/sixty and premiered at New Music on the Point 2017 in Leicester, Vermont.

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Program Note

Mosaic fought hard to be written. I wrote the primary theme on violin a year earlier and chose to develop it for this trio. The theme transforms in each section, adventuring through disparate moods, colors, and textures, surrounded by supporting motifs. Like tiles, these sections lay next to one another, distinct yet unified in their patterns. After a fast month of writing, and with mere bars to go, my laptop—carrying my most recent work— was stolen. I lost three minutes of music. Creating had been challenging. Re-creating was frustrating. I recollected fragments—a line, but not its context; a section, but not with the same flow; a contour, but not its precise pitches. It cannot be the same. Inevitably, it was necessary to let go, to create anew, to respond to the pieces all over again and fashion them into a different picture. Mosaic was written for forty/sixty (Robin Rhodes, Olivia Harris, and Angela Lamb) as part of New Music on the Point 2017.

After the premiere with forty/sixty at New Music on the Point.

Lauren Spavelko

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