LDPhoto1012BLawrence Dillon’s String Quartet No. 4: The Infinite Sphere will be presented by the Cassatt Quartet in four Maine locations this week – Wednesday, July 9 at the New Era Gallery, Vinalhaven Island as part of the Seal Bay Festival, Thursday, July 10 at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, again as part of the Seal Bay Festival, Friday, July 11 at the Atlantic Music Festival at Lorimer Chapel, Colby College in Waterville and Saturday, July 12 at The Barn Gallery in Ogunquit, also as part of the Seal Bay Festival.

Taking 17th-century philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal’s reference to an “infinite sphere, whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere” as a starting point, String Quartet No. 4: The Infinite Sphere taps the potentials of Classical circular forms and techniques – in particular rondo form and canonical rounds – to explore the expressive tension between the coherence of the sphere and the chaos of infinity. The piece was commissioned by the Daedalus Quartet and the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts and is part of the composer’s Invisible Cities String Quartet Cycle. More about it at http://www.lawrencedillon.com/the-infinite-sphere.php.

Also on the programs are works by Daniel S. Godfrey and Bruce Adolphe.

More about the July 9, 10 and 12 events at 207-863-2230 or http://www.sealbayfestival.org/.  More about the July 11 performance at http://www.colby.edu/.

Visit the Cassatt Quartet at http://www.cassattquartet.com/.

Naxos has issued Lawrence Dillon Violin Music (Catalogue No: 8.559644), featuring seven chamber works performed by violinist Danielle Belen, 2008 Grand Prize Winner of the Sphinx Competition. His other recent, critically-acclaimed CD release, Insects and Paper Airplanes, is on the Bridge label. His music is published by American Composers Alliance – http://composers.com/ and his website is at http://www.lawrencedillon.com/.

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