Vitriol (2021)

For string quartet
Duration: ca. 6'30''

For the Beo String Quartet as part of Charlotte New Music Festival 2021
Jealousy is a disease and some may describe me as being patient zero. This piece explores the seething resentment brought upon by intense jealousy as represented by the slowly developing texture. The intense and unrelenting musical material in the first section of the piece is then gradually transformed to symbolize a change from jealousy to admiration and the acceptance that another person’s successes does not equate to one’s own failures.