Quartweet

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A quartweet (or #quartweet) is a musical composition for string quartet of 140 notes or less, reflecting the maximum number of characters in a Twitter message, or Tweet.[1][2][3]

The #quartweet project[edit]

The #quartweet project was initiated by Xandi van Dijk and launched by the Signum Quartet in 2015 together with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.[4] Among the initial, prominent composers to sign onto the project were Derek Bermel, Sebastian Currier, Steven Mackey, Caroline Shaw and Sarah Kirkland Snider. The quartet is also asking composers "of all ages and abilities" to submit their works under the hashtag "quartweet" on Twitter.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Signum Quartet Wants Your 'Quartweets': Bite-Sized Pieces of 140 Notes or Less. Website of WQXR , 2 October 2015, retrieved on 22 November 2016
  2. ^ #Quartweets. Website of Cardiff University , 3 November 2016, retrieved on 22 November 2016
  3. ^ "Copernicus", #Quartweet und Future Pitch. Website of Deutschlandfunk , 6 October 2015, retrieved on 22 November 2016
  4. ^ Classical Music: Princeton Symphony Orchestra participating in 'quartweet' project. Website of NJ.com, 12 August 2015, retrieved on 22 November 2016
  5. ^ Signum Quartet Wants Your 'Quartweets': Bite-Sized Pieces of 140 Notes or Less. Website of WQXR , 2 October 2015, retrieved on 22 November 2016

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