STRING QUARTET NO. 1: "DAHLIA MATH JAR" (2017)
String Quartet No. 1 "Dahlia Math Jar" (2017) is named “Dahlia Math Jar” because of the mathematical application of the different pitches used throughout the piece. Each pitch reoccurs at a regular interval on a large repeating form. For example, a pitch may repeat every five 8th-notes for 27 8-th notes. There is a lot of use of metric modulation and non-western repeating patterns. The overall structure is a modified Rondeau form, ABACAdev.CBA. The piece is named for the dahlia flower because of the mathematical symmetry found in the petals of the flower.