In my string quartet, Inscape, the range of sound is restricted to quarter tones, 7
notes at quarter tone intervals create 6 quarter tone intervals, corresponding to a minor
third on the piano, from B to D. However, it is not my intention within this range to
portray something narrow or terribly sad and circumscribed in the world, on the contrary.
By concentrating, and really listening to the music of this minor third in the string
quartet, minute after minute - and in fact the work lasts for a quarter of an hour - after
a few minutes, well, one has entered fully into this narrow universe, only to discover to
one's surprise that it is the same as all other universes. It is simply its own universe,
and you can move around among the melodies and rhythms.