inti figgis-vizueta

inti figgis-vizueta

branching patterns
2021 Duration: 7:00
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branching patterns (2021)

inti figgis-vizueta
(b. 1993)

Composed for
50 For The Future:
The Kronos Learning

Artist Statement

“This past year has me focusing on sounds changing around me. Sitting long hours by windows and the fire escape brings through the patterns of the wind on leaves and the birds in their song cycles. Moments break through of spontaneous order, where the cicadas sing in waves and lines or all the layers of devices beeping and trucks wailing align into counterpoint. ‘branching patterns’ is a piece focusing on those fleeting moments, giving materials and parameters as well as a great deal of freedom in how the music itself (patterns & motion) might manifest. In shared beginnings yet loose ends or soloistic moments over supporting, fluctuating cycles the goal is always to be searching for the emergence of fading structure.

This work and the players are living however, so perhaps you can hold tightly as forms appear and cultivate their growth among you.”

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Composer Interview

inti figgis-vizueta, a composer for Kronos' Fifty for the Future, discusses her musical background, her composition process, the piece she wrote for Fifty for the Future, and more.

Artist's Bio

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“[inti’s] music feels sprouted between structures, liberated from certainty and wrought from a language we’d do well to learn” writes The Washington Post.

Originally from Washington D.C. and now residing in New York City, inti figgis-vizueta (b. 1993) focuses on close collaborative relationships with a wide range of ensembles and soloists. Her musical practice is physical and visceral, attempting to reconcile historical aesthetics and experimental practices with trans & indigenous futures. The New York Times speaks of her music as “alternatively smooth & serrated”, The Washington Post as “raw, scraping yet soaring”, and the National Sawdust Log as "all turbulence" and “quietly focused”. inti is the 2020 recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Fred Ho Award for “work that defies boundary and genre”.

Recent commissions include works for the LA Phil, Kronos Quartet, Attacca Quartet, JACK Quartet, and Crash Ensemble, as well as Jennifer Koh, Matt Haimovitz, & Andrew Yee. Her music has been presented in spaces such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Chicago Symphony Center, Kennedy Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Louise M. Davis Symphony Hall, and the Music Center at Strathmore. She is currently in residency at So Percussion’s Brooklyn studio for the ‘21-22 season.

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inti's piece is like an invitation to her musical space. Nothing is right or wrong, it's just a way to explore, and every time we play her piece, we discover new colors and new ways of playing certain notes. It's really magical.

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Sunny Yang

Cellist, Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet

World Premiere

October 21, 2021


Merkin Concert Hall /

New York, New York

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