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About this Piece

... amid still and floating depths was co-commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Gustavo Dudamel Music Director, and the Library of Congress, for the Mivos Quartet.

The title for me suggests the image of a still place, resonant with varying intensities of light, which interact with one another on many levels. Often, as these relationships evolve, there are multiple layers of unfolding modes of expression, sometimes juxtaposing and superimposing more explosive and figurative material with that which is more lyrical and sparse.

The work celebrates the many sonic possibilities of the string quartet medium, and in particular, the individual and collective brilliance and vision of the members of the Mivos Quartet.