27 OVERTURES (after Ludwig Van Beethoven) (2013)
score video (2')
graphic compositions for string quartet by third graders
realized by Friction Quartet
A group of 3rd graders from San Francisco listened to the opening bars of Beethoven's Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 and created their own graphic scores to what they heard. A collection of these fantastic notations - ranging from arrows to squiggles to dinosaurs - was then given to Friction Quartet to perform. Here is their realization accompanied by the original scores.