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.