I thought I was awake... (2014)
for String Quartet and Tam-Tam
I thought I was awake... is inspired by my interests in sound spectra, Deleuze's Difference and Repetition, and Polysomnography. The structure of the composition is influenced by the phenomenon known as 'false awakenings in continuum'. This is where an individual consciously believes himself or herself to be in an awaked state usually during a REM phase of sleep. Usually, this belief becomes challenged when an individual notices an abnormality in their percieved experience, upon which a person is commonly shocked into waking into another dream thinking that this time, they’ve woken up; The notion repeats.
Duration: Approx. 9'
Premiered by the Kreutzer Quartet