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Breathe & Sprout

Breathe & Sprout

for string quartet

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SKU: CMCCT-11520
Format: Digital
Release Date: March 20, 2020
Duration: 01:00:10
Label: Centretracks

Breathe & Sprout

for string quartet

CMC Associate composer Roydon Tse’s inaugural Centretracks release features two stand-alone works performed by the Interro String Quartet. The compositions featured are Breathe (2015) which was the winner of the Cecilia String Quartet’s composition competition and Sprout (2019) a recently commissioned work by the Interro String Quartet with funding from the Ontario Arts Council.

Both works are tied together by the theme of nature: Breathe is inspired by breathing patterns and Sprout, the gradual growth of a seedling from the earth. While similar in theme, they are however contrasting emotionally, with Sprout focusing on a youthful optimism that arises from the beginnings of life and Breathe, a meditation on the brevity and temporality that each life faces.