stringstrung (2014)

guitar and digital media

5 minutes

commissioned by Benjamin Wedeking

 

Note

stringstrung, for guitar and digital media, was commissioned by and is dedicated to my dear friend, Benjamin Wedeking. The digital audio is entirely derived from acoustic guitar samples. The work is loosely inspired by the strings of a guitar and the last stanza of “87” by E.E. Cummings:

 

what a wonderful thing

is the end of a string

(murmurs little you-i

as the hill becomes nil)

and will somebody tell

me why people let go

 

-- E.E. Cummings

© Grove Weidenfeld

Awards

2016 Miami International Guitart Festival Composition Competition Winner

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