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Why's the Grass Gotta be Blue?

String Quartet No. 2


String Quartet


C.8 Minutes

Programme Note

“If you looked at my iPod, you would get a trip out of all the different music, from the real heavy metal to bluegrass to classical.” - Eric Close

  • Does the way we listen to music change our perception?

  • What techniques from bluegrass relate to contemporary music?

  • Can I imitate the sound of a record player?

  • Why am I so drawn to this style of performing?

  • What are the most important elements of Bluegrass?


Composition Insight 

Why's the Grass Gotta be Blue? was written for and premiered by the Hill Quartet at the Royal Academy of Music in March 2022. 

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