Tundar (string quartet)

This piece evokes the experience of the high alpine. The environment consists of bare peaks, moraine, scree slopes, drifts of snow, and the occasional glacier. Tundar is a Kildin Sami word meaning “elevated wasteland”. It is the root of the English word tundra. It has been performed in Nova Scotia and Oregon, and has been read by the Arditti Quartet in the UK. It was composed in 2013 and revised in 2014. You can view the score and listen to a recording by the Arditti Quartet below: