July 24, 2017
Press Herald review: String quartet plays pieces with Maine ties at Seal Bay Festival
Victoria Bond
Victoria Bond

By Allan Kozin

...Victoria Bond‘s “Dreams of Flying” (1994) and Augusta Read Thomas‘ “Helix Spirals” (2015) both use the string quartet in picturesque ways. Bond’s four-movement score turns the ensemble into a flying machine, its music lifting slowly upward (by way of a simple two-note figure that rises in pitch through the first movement) before finding its cruising altitude, and then exploring a handful of fantasy scenarios, including one inspired by “Gulliver’s Travels.”

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