Basic Info

Completion Date:
Duration: 21 minutes
Contact the composer to request materials.
Commissioned by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Helen F. Whitaker Fund, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the New York State Council on the Arts.


  • String Quartet

  • Electronics

    with optional video component by Elliott Caplan



  • Computer running Max/MSP 6 or higher
  • Audio Interface capable of at least 4 channels of audio

  • Mixer with 4 input channels and 4-8 output channels

  • 4 loudspeakers, 1-2 subwoofers

  • 4 DPA clip-on instrument microphones with wireless transmitters (1 for each instrument in quartet)

  • External reverberation unit

  • 1-2 foot-switches assigned to Violin 2 and/or Viola or 'Cello for triggering

Each of the 169 cues is indicated by numbered boxes in the score.

See electronic support files for speaker arrangement, channel routing and other audio set-up instructions.


  • 2016
  • The Arditti Quartet
  • Buffalo, NY
video by Elliot Caplan


These files are publicly available for perusal.

These files are password protected.
Please contact the composer for access to them.