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Karen Tanaka

Publisher: Chester Music

Metal Strings (1996)
commissioned by the New Arts String Quartet
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Works for 2-6 Players
Year Composed
1996
Duration
8 Minutes
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Programme Note
Karen Tanaka Metal Strings (1996)
The title 'Metal Strings' suggests speed metal rock music which I have been listening to a lot in recent years. I find an explosive energy in its music that people of today thirst for. Previously I have explored solid, speedy and metallic sound in pieces such as 'Wave Mechanics' (1994), 'Wave Mechanics II' (1994) and 'Metallic Crystal' (1994-95). This idea has been extended and developed in my string quartet, 'Metal Strings'.

© Karen Tanaka

Performances
Date
Title
  • 19 MAR 2013
    Ars Musica 2013
    Theatre Marni, Bruxelles
    Danel Quartet
  • 07 OCT 2012
    Sala delle Colonne at Ca'Giustinian, The Venice Biennale
    Danel Quartet
  • 27 SEP 2012
    Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester
    Danel Quartet
  • 19 AUG 2005
    Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival
    Rolf-Liebermann-Stduio, NDR, Hamburg, Germany
    Danel Quartet
  • 21 SEP 2003
    Autunnale - Bergen Festival of Contemporary Music
    Bergen, Norway
    Cikada
  • 06 OCT 2002
    Trondheim, Japan
    Cikada String Quartet
  • 15 MAY 2002
    Japan Society, New York
    Continuum

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