Buds | John Abram

Buds was composed in 1998 and 1999 for the Modern Quartet.There are eight short movements which explore various musical phenomena of interest to me in a somewhat myopic way. The seventh is a version of a section of my anti-opera Aeneid Music.

The pieces are in various states of completion and rely on their companions for support. Buds as friends, buds as flowers. This is one of my favourites.

First performed by the Modern Quartet on September 26th 1999 at the Music Gallery in Toronto.


© John Abram 2017