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Grasping objects in the fog

Composer
Year of composition
2011
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
7 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
String quartet
Instrumental parts
Not available

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The following should be taken, of course, with a pinch of salt and with tongue in cheek…

The underlying narrative of this piece is - episodes in the life of an everyman, as he progresses through life.

The episodes can be roughly seen as:-
(a) Starting out facing the thick fog of uncertainty (bar 1 and subsequently throughout piece)
(b) Missing the bleeding obvious - a pratfall (bar 11+)
(c) Disagreement (bar 19+)
(d) Hectic, incessant, unwielding, intolerant life (bar 27+)
(e) Uncertain, hesitant steps in love (bar 120+)
(f) The false comfort of alcohol/drugs (bar 140+)
(g) Pitching one’s ideas against the flow / the norm, and rejection (bar 161+)
(h) Confusion at being totally ignored (bar 188+)
(i) Demoralised, continues journey (bar 214+)
(j) Gone to the dogs (bar 224+)
(k) Continues journey heading towards…….?

NOTE: Parts available on request from david@davidstowell.co.uk

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