What I find in Raking
For string quartet. Written for the Cuerda Quartet. This piece uses the treble line from 'Yonder comes a courteous knight’, a folk tune recorded in Thomas Ravenscroft's Deuteromelia (1609), as a basis for material. The piece functions as a form of creative-autoethnography, reflecting on, and then documenting in reverse, the creative process taken. I wanted to record the repeated act of collecting and dispersing fragments from the original melody and convey to the listener the meditative effect this had on me as an artist.
Premiered by Cuerda Quartet, Royal Northern College of Music, Mar 2018.
Arditti Quartet, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Jun 2019.