Harry Stafylakis


String Quartet No. 3, 'Emergence'

I. Something from Nothing
II. Equilibrium
III. Nothing from Something

16 minutes

Movements I & III performed by Seohee Min, Jeremías Sergiani-Velázquez, Andrew Stock, and Richard Narroway at the Aspen Music Festival. Recorded live on August 12, 2016 at Scanlan Hall, Aspen, CO, USA.
Recorded and mixed by Adam Borecki; editing and mastering by Adam Pietrykowski.

Movement II performed by Quatuor Bozzini, at the 2015 Bozzini Lab Vancouver. Recorded live on June 2, 2015 at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Recorded by Christopher Butterfield; mastering by Harry Stafylakis.

Program notes

"Emergence" was composed for the Quatuor Bozzini and premiered in Vancouver, Canada in June 2015.

It is set in three movements or episodes that – through their material and emotional/psychological trajectories – formally describe three states of being:
I. Something from Nothing
II. Equilibrium
III. Into Nothingness