Student Composition Recitals
Ellen Raquet and Joshua Taylor, violins
Christopher DeShields, viola
Joshua Dissmore, cello
Two violins, viola, and cello
Phobos and Deimos are the two moons which orbit the planet Mars. In Greek, their names mean “panic” and “terror,” both of which accurately describe this piece. The irregular rhythms, angular harmonies, and frenetic counterpoint all contribute to a sense of frenzied, irrational fear. Above all is a recurring 5/8 pattern which is meant to create the uneasy feeling that some unknown nightmare is lurking just out of sight.
© 2015 Sean Kisch. All Rights Reserved
Cedarville, music, composition
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Kisch, Sean, "Phobos and Deimos" (2015). Student Composition Recitals. 92.