Overimage (2009) (4′)

Leo Brown, Josh Rim, violins; Noah Fields, viola; Adam Lee, cello
Senior Recital May 9, 2011

The slow, chorale-like passages of this string quartet are built out of polytonal materials. The violins usually remain consonant between themselves, as do the viola and cello, but these pairs pass in and out of dissonance with each other. I felt that the visual analogue for this aural effect would be the “overimage” that results when you stare at a bright object and then turn to look at another image, or the effect you can get when you sandwich two photographic negatives on top of each other in a darkroom enlarger.