Often, I find myself working late into the night due to procrastination or simply by choice. However, as a result of this, my sleep schedule gets thrown off. I feel very tired, but sometimes it takes me an hour or more to settle down enough to fall asleep. Sleepless (2017), for string quartet, utilizes a variety of techniques and textures – ranging from placid, wave-like figures and playful string plucking to aggressive melodies and disjunct, angular rhythms – to illustrate this experience of not being able to fall asleep despite being incredibly tired.

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