Adventures in Spontaneity

Adventures in Spontaneity follows a small collection of motifs through a variety of different sound worlds and styles, ranging from dramatic to humorous to intimate to outright uncontrollable. The “spontaneity” in the title comes from the constantly jumping from one texture to another, with very little transition or expectation in between. The piece is energetic, explosive, enthusiastic, an exciting romp from one end to the other.


  • For string quartet
  • Category: Chamber Ensemble
  • Year Composed: 2017
  • Duration: 5'30"
  • Commissioner: Calder Quartet


  • 18 MAR 2017
  • Adventures in Spontaneity - World Premiere
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall - BP Hall
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Calder Quartet