for string quartet
▪ Arditti Quartet (Irvine Arditti, Violin I; Ashot Sarkissjan, Violin II; Ralf Ehlers, Viola; Lucas Fels, Violoncello)
June 30, 2019; Bilkent Concert Hall, Ankara (Bilkent Composition Academy – Closing Concert)
▪ Hezarfen Ensemble (Özcan Ulucan, Violin I; Şenol Aydın, Violin II; Ulrich Mertin, Viola; Gökhan Bağcı, Violoncello)
o February 29, 2020; Şerefiye Cistern, İstanbul
o March 1, 2018; Bilkent Concert Hall, Ankara
Gri narrates an effort to reach “the white” from a black plane, in a black and white dominant world. Such that, it is never noticed that in the light of the new comprehensions reached as a consequence of every attempt, more and more into “the gray” it is submerged. Logic starts to fall apart in moments that hope becomes despair - and in the end of the process, in an absolutely gray world, there we float, unable to distinguish any contrast. I, in this piece, try to examine in musical matters and cause and effect relations if one can reach a point of awareness in a chaotic world only consisting of intersections and interactions of logic, as a result of the pursuit of their silhouettes which reveal themselves occasionally. I aim to exhibit a whole as broken into fragments, which is to be understood not only by observing from a plane of time, but from any aspect.