Thesis Complete!

After 9 months of work, my thesis project is finally done. It is a 15 minute string quartet that exploits the pitch drift inherent in just intonation, to create a microtonal diatonicism, as the piece constantly develops a single hymn-like theme as it slowly drifts from A major to F major.

While there has been no premiere, and one hasn’t been scheduled, a quartet did a reading of the first five minutes - a sort of proof of concept - earlier in April. You can listen to it below. Hopefully soon I will be able to get the piece a proper premiere. Until then, I will enjoy being done with my thesis. Up next: Graduation.