The Weight of a Reflection (2002)

for 'cello, viola, piano, violin, clarinet
By Kyle Bartlett
American

It exists as a coming together of an image and its double, almost-being and fully realized. I sought to create a balance between two radically different musical landscapes derived from the same source material. The first half of the piece is ethereal, near-silent, and immanent. The remainder of the work is aggressive, and explicit rather than implicit. Which is reality, and which is an obscure reflection of the other? Are they both merely illusions? Finding a fulcrum between these different worlds creates the aesthetic tension of the piece.

—Kyle Bartlett

Other works by Kyle Bartlett:
“[W]ithout a constant misuse of language there cannot be any discovery, any progress. ”
--Paul K. Feyerabend, Against Method