Repexus II

for 2 violins, viola, 'cello
By Ryan Streber
American

Repexus II is a recasting of a work originally composed for 12 saxophones in the fall of 2007. The title is a Latin word which means “combed out” or untangled, and the piece traces various sorts of untangling and re-arranging – of melodic and harmonic materials as well as instrumental identities. Solo lines and small ensembles are lost in or subsumed by dense tutti chords or contrapuntal complexes, which are in turn separated out into their component parts to reveal new relationships and roles.

Other works by Ryan Streber:
“La joie de l'artiste est dans la poursuite.”
--Edgar Var??se