String Trio #1 [CAA-041]

By Brandon Lopez




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All funds raised from this album will go to the Palestinian Youth Movement, a transnational, independent, grassroots movement of young Palestinians in Palestine and in exile worldwide as a result of the ongoing Zionist colonization and occupation.

“Our belonging to Palestine and our aspirations for justice and liberation motivate us to assume an active role as a young generation in our national struggle for the liberation of our homeland and people. Irrespective of our different political, cultural and social backgrounds, we strive to revive a tradition of pluralistic commitment toward our cause to ensure a better future, characterized by freedom and justice on a social and political level, for ourselves and subsequent generations.”

“String Trio #1 is 40 minutes of material consisting of three movements. The movements are divided by gestures and concepts of developing the gestures, with the middle section (10 minutes to 30) being “open” in the sense that a gesture wasn’t specified.

I like playing with fragility. I don’t want the players to feel comfortable… the music I’m looking for exists between the cracks of a player knowing and not knowing what’s next. I think the performance of this piece captures that quality.

A big thank you to Marina Kifferstein and Gabby Fluke-Mogul for keeping an open mind and making the music happen.” -Brandon Lopez

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