Premiere performance by the Bel Cuore Quartet at the Fast>>Forward>>Austin Festival, April 15, 2012.
Jennifer Higdon based her idea for this piece on the Broadway musical Stomp - little random-sounding blips that come together to form a rocking rhythm. Thanks for listening!

Bel Cuore Quartet - Short Stories - Splashing the Canvas by Jennifer Higdon (excerpt)

As you enjoy the peace of a Venezuelan beach, you hear the faint strains of a band coming down the shore. As they approach, their music gets louder and more raucous, and you join the party! Soon, they have to continue on their way, and you are left with the sounds of the ocean.