The first movement of a string quartet I wrote in the autumn of 2019. Sounds of bird wings flapping alternate with stylized bird-cries, until the two kinds of music are acrobatically combined in the end, which creates the illusion of a double string quartet. The four musicians act as one big organism throughout.
Composer: Matias Vestergård
Matias Vestergård is currently enrolled in the advanced postgraduate programme at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark, studying composition. He’s written music in many genres - solo works, choir and chamber music, orchestral works, a ballet score, and a chamber opera with a cast of 21. His music is characterized by clear lyrical intent, refined orchestration, playfulness, and a technical and stylistic flexibility that allows him to work both with amateurs and professionals. Upcoming projects include an album recording with Danish label Da Capo, a new horror opera, and a commission from Ensemble Recherche.