Joe Cutler's Folk Music for String Quartet.
Folk music is based on "Goralski" folk music from the Polish Tatra Mountains. The piece begins with deconstructed material which finally emerges in its full form in the final part of the work. Folk Music was written for the Smith Quartet, who gave the world premiere at the 2007 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, and recorded it on their album entitled Dance. It is dedicated to Daithi Morgan, son of my dear friends Darragh Morgan (formerly of the Smith Quartet) and Mary Dullea. Folk Music was awarded the 2008 British Composer Award in the chamber music category.
Duration: 5 minutes