Category: STRING QUARTET

Marc Yeats - Composer

pulviscular observations (2019)

For double string quartet This is a timecode-supported polytemporal string piece Dedicated to my dear friend, Gráinne Mulvey pulviscular observations is an intimate, compressed, elegiac and sometimes explosive 11-minute piece for double string quartet. pulviscular observations‘ relationship to landscape, intuitively established through self-borrowed materials taken from observation 4, and observation 5 and before them, the…
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observation 5 (perpendicular music) for string quartet (2016)

Dedicated to my dear friend, the composer Gordon Crosse on his 80th. Birthday. This is a timecode-supported polytemporal string quartet. Duration circa 18.30 minutes observation quartets 4 and 5 are a continuation of a compositional journey began as Composer-in-Residence to the Observatory [a SPUD project] in 2015 during which time I composed 2, site-specifically inspired…
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observation 4 (easton bavents) for string quartet (2016)

Dedicated to my friend and colleague, Mic Spencer. This is a timecode-supported polytemporal string quartet. Duration: 17 minutes observation quartets 4 and 5 are a continuation of a compositional journey began as Composer-in-Residence to the Observatory [a SPUD project] in 2015 during which time I composed 2, site-specifically inspired string quartets. observation 1 and 2…
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observation 3 (salt hill) 2016

observation three: for double string quartet and double bass Dedicated to my dear friend, the composer Neil March This is a timecode-supported polytemporal string piece. Duration: 15 minutes Composer-in-Residence to the Observatory: Two site-specifically inspired string quartets across two residency locations in one year. As a composer and painter, I have a deeply held interest…
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observation 2 (oxey marsh) 2015

observation two for string quartet | circa 16 minutes in duration | dedicated to John McLeod “Honoured and proud to be the dedicatee of this extraordinary work by Marc Yeats – one of the UK’s most innovative and gifted composers. Trees are swaying and bending in the breeze in some exotic garden before they start…
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observation 1 (ovington down) string quartet (2015)

observation one [ovington down] for string quartetDuration circa 14.5 minutes Dedicated to Sadie Harrison on her 50th. birthday. Composer-in-Residence to the Observatory: 4 site-specifically inspired string quartets across four residency locations in two years:As a composer and painter, I have a deeply held interest in the psychological and perceptual/ emotional/intuitive associations between these two media…
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from manuscripts of moving song (2012)

from manuscripts of moving song for string quartet duration: circa 18 minutes Dedicated to the El Bergersen and the Bergersen Quartet from manuscripts of moving song The information below should not imply any programmatic, emotional or imagery treatment within this piece of entirely abstract music. Both title line and later, entire poem were discovered after…
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the need fire (2012)

the need-fire Commissioned by the Pound Arts Trust for the Corsham Festival. First performance by the Hillman Quartet at Hartham Church, Wiltshire on the 19th. October 2012 Need-fire, or Wild-fire (Ger. Notfeuer, O. Ger. nodfyr, Scottish Gaelic tein’-éigin), a term used in folklore to denote a curious superstition which survived in the Scottish Highlands until…
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