Daydream Mechanics V (2001)

Program notes

The phrase “Daydream Mechanics” is taken from the title of a book by Quebec poet Nicole Brossard. This is the fifth in a series of pieces with this title, all of which use mechanistic devices to provide the base material. This quartet recalls the awkward adventures of childhood when the backyard seemed as full of fearsome possibilities as any unexplored geography. The simple mechanics of controlling ones own maneuvers make a challenge of a cultivated wilderness.


Year of composition



string quartet


Season Date Concert Member(s)
2020-21 Trip Quatuor Bozzini
2020-21 Trip Quatuor Bozzini
2012-13 Salon qb 2013 → Salon qb I Quatuor Bozzini