By David Balakrishnan, string quartet. Overall description of four movements: “There is a wide range of stylistic ground covered in this music. Some improvisational elements, optional in Lonesome George, mandatory in Flutter point.” String quartet arrangement: violin1, violin2, viola, and cello.
The music of this movement has a lurching quality reflective of the way the term is used in engineering technical journals, often applied to the seizing up of gears in a mechanism, or, specific to the topic at hand, flight anomalies of jets buffeted by turbulent air currents. Length: 6:30