By David Balakrishnan, for string quartet. As heard on the eponymously titled debut TISQ CD
Overall description of all four movements: “This is the composition that TISQ was literally formed to play. I had originally written it for three violins and baritone violin (violin with strings tuned an octave low), realizing it though playing all the parts myself. I was entirely blessed that the right players appeared in my life to allow this to take its proper shape as a string quartet, and who were ready and willing to share the journey implied. It was a door no one had yet opened, and we barged on through with wild abandon, as youngsters are wont to do.” Length: 20:00.
III. Variations On My Father’s Footsteps
“This is the first piece I wrote using the chop technique that I had learned from Darol Anger. Also of the first of my string quartet pieces to be clearly influenced by the music of India.” Length: 7:15