for string quartet (2014)
Commissioned by the Nicolas Boas Charitable Trust and The RVW Trust for The Elias String Quartet
World première: The Elias String Quartet, BBC Lunchtime Concert, Wigmore Hall, London, UK, 4th May 2015. Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
Recorded by The Elias String Quartet [NMC Recordings D219]DETAILS
Afference is a physiological term describing how the brain receives signals from the body ...
Afference is a physiological term describing how
the brain receives signals from the body: how blood moves through vessels towards
organs, and how nerve fibres convey sensory experiences to the central nervous
system. Whilst composing Afference I have been concerned with how and when we might
become conscious of sensory information – things we touch, see, hear – and how this
The work lasts approximately 23 minutes and is cast in two equal length movements.
Emily Howard © 2014