Sunstruck by Ben Hjertmann

New Thread Quartet’s premiere performance of Ben Hjertmann’s commissioned piece “Sunstruck” on Sept 28, 2014. This project was supported by New Music USA.

Sunstruck is an expansive work focused on intuition. The piece was composed freely at the piano in its entirety before the editing process began, in order to preserve the initial intuitive structure. The result is a contemplative microtonal work, with duration of approximately 30 minutes. The music was composed at 360 XOCHI QUETZAL residency in Chapala, Mexico and in Chicago, during July 2014.