for string quartet and electronics (2021)

Score and Parts

by Brandon J. Rolle


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Brandon J. Rolle:
for string quartet and electronics


45 min


In-Place was commissioned by Synchromy and premiered by the Morii String Quartet
in Los Angeles, California in October 2022.


2 violins, viola, cello, electronics

Program Notes

In-Place explores the intense duality of technology-mediated human interactions. During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, electronic devices became the primary interface for engaging with one another safely–on the one hand, importing loved ones across unimaginable distances into our breakfast nook; on the other, amplifying our sense of isolation through glitchy screens and unstable connections. In this piece, technology oscillates chaotically between these roles as bridge and barrier between us: individual parts are performed separately but are fundamentally intertwined through a shifting set of connections, revealing an intimate fragility both beautiful and haunting.
– Brandon J. Rolle