Things you don’t yet know you feel

 

I based Things you don’t yet know you feel on mood rings and invited poet Georgie Lorimer to create the text. I used the first and last stanza of her poem:

 

Let me hold you, love, like love holds disease,

breathing the essence of one another,

like a lover taking you in their arms

calming fears you don’t yet know you feel.

 

Years after, I found that small black disc

silent as remembrance and cold with sleep.

I squeezed it in my palm for that fleeting glimpse

of fear and passion before the lights went

out.

I treated the ensemble as a hybrid instrument, hiding the meaning of the words. Towards the end, when the singer has shifted away from the quartet and found their own voice, the quartet unravels. The piece has modal influences and became a guardian to me when writing.

*Winner of The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Competition*

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Performance History:

12/01/20 Patricia Auchterlonie (soprano), Clarice Rarity (violin), Christine Cornwall (violin), Katherine Clarke (viola) and Cecilia Bignall (cello) - Eton College Chapel, Windsor

09/11/19 Patricia Auchterlonie (soprano), Clarice Rarity (violin), Christine Cornwall (violin), Katherine Clarke (viola) and Cecilia Bignall (cello) - Emmanuel College, Cambridge UK


07/11/19 Patricia Auchterlonie (soprano), Clarice Rarity (violin), Christine Cornwall (violin), Katherine Clarke (viola) and Cecilia Bignall (cello) - University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield


04/11/19 Patricia Auchterlonie (soprano), Clarice Rarity (violin), Christine Cornwall (violin), Katherine Clarke (viola) and Cecilia Bignall (cello) - St Michael’s Church, Oxford


12/10/19 Patricia Auchterlonie (soprano), Clarice Rarity (violin), Christine Cornwall (violin), Katherine Clarke (viola) and Cecilia Bignall (cello) - Birmingham Centrala, Birmingham


WP: 05/09/19 Patricia Auchterlonie (soprano), Clarice Rarity (violin), Christine Cornwall (violin), Katherine Clarke (viola) and Cecilia Bignall (cello) - International Conference on Women’s Work in Music, Bangor Wales

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