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Karen Tanaka

Publisher: Chester Music

Metal Strings (1996)
commissioned by the New Arts String Quartet
Chester Music Ltd
Works for 2-6 Players
Year Composed
8 Minutes

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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

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