Aubade (Symmetrical Design No. 4) (4:45, 2016)

This is a symmetrical design of musical events characterized by time (when the event occurs), duration, note density, instrument, register, pizzicato density, bow position, and pitch set. Each such event here is part of an eight-member family determined by permuting those eight parameters – that’s the sense in which the design is symmetrical. Each of the eight-member families occupies a number of measures. The pitch sets are structured according to the composer’s PSTP system. The title “Aubade” suitably implies an emotional setting for the piece.

This piece was developed in part in BozziniLab 2016 in Vancouver.

Performance by Quatuor Bozzini, audio engineer Christopher Butterfield.