Ghosts of grass
Ghosts of Grass explores what might happen if a professional string quartet was to become possessed by the spirits of Old-Time bluegrass fiddlers. The piece is a short meditation on this idea. In the spirit of visiting the ghost of fiddlers, I sought to create an original melody that one might think they've heard before, but is in fact, a melody of my own creation. I wanted to dive into this unique medium - the string quartet - and get back to one of the most common ways these instruments have been played. It is important to me that music be not just for the concert stage, but the living room and the front porch too. Music is for people, and for people to share it.
This piece was written for the Del Sol String Quartet in conjunction with the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music.