When I set out to write my third quartet I began thinking of ascending and descending lines.
I imagined each movement to be a canvas within a larger cycle of paintings like Monet’s cathedrals, Cézanne’s Mont Sainte-Victoire series or Gerhardt Richter’s abstract cycles.
Each movement or panel is a new realization of the original, nebulous impetus: descent and ascent.
I. Jacob’s Ladder I
II. Ricercar I
IV. Ricercar II
V. Ricercar III
VI. Jacob’s Ladder II