By: Kari Kreiter
Chamber: String Quartet and Percussion Duo
Brilliant Midnight was an opportunity to combine the revered ensemble of the string quartet with the diversity of percussion, while reflecting on an ever-changing nighttime sky. Each instrument is significant in presenting main ideas, alternating lead and support. The blend of consonance and dissonance builds and releases while retaining the original motive in varied forms. The articulations available with this variety of instruments allows for capturing the ethereal qualities of a particularly moving midnight hour.