String Quintets by Robert Carl and James Sellars, to be performed April 25 at Scholes Street Studio, Brooklyn, New York City.
Composer's note (excerpt) on Wind's Traces:
I’ve been wanting to transcribe the wind. But the wind, I’ve come to realize, really doesn’t have sound of its own. What one really hears (and sees) at a seascape is its effect on the land and water---the rustling of branches and leaves on shrubs and grasses, the sculpting of sand, the surface texturing of waves. Hence the title, The Wind’s Trace Rests on Leaves and Waves. This quintet evokes the play of the wind over a seascape.