Friction for string trio (2015)
Friction is the force created by sliding objects against each other. It results in the conversion of kinetic energy into thermal energy. Inspired by this idea, this piece treats sounds as “objects” and attempts to create friction that would fuse energy into the sound wave. To create friction, the music focuses on building up tension with sounds that go in contrary or oblique motions, mimicking the concept of physical friction. The tension is then released when the sounds go in parallel motion. Ultimately, it forms an illusion of sonic friction.
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