Aigaios (2007) - for string quartet
-2 vln, vla, vlc
-Commissioned by the Newburyport Chamber Music Festvail
“Aigaios” was written at the request of David Yang who wanted a work for the Newburyport, Chamber Music Festival that depicted the events from the novel “The Perfect Storm.” Rather than try to catalogue the written narrative in the piece, I instead aimed to convey the image of that deadly excursion at sea taken by the fishing boat the Andrea Gail.
“Aigaios” is the name of the titan god of sea storms in ancient Greek mythology (where the Aegean gets its name).