Before the Color Blue

by Melinda Rice

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a watery offering, this string quartet journeys through extended string techniques and settles often in the space of familiar folk songs. it was premiered on the rocks by the tidal pools by Cabrillo State Aquarium. being offered the chance to write this piece, and then record it, came as a bit of a surprise (and gift) to me. if you are interested in listening to it, i want you to be able to do that. please feel welcome to download it free of cost to you. if you want to support my work with money, i am happy to accept - thank you. and if you want to support, but can do it better with cookies, hugs, rides to the airport, homemade scarves, or whatever your thing is - I accept. thank you.


released January 25, 2014

violins - Melinda Rice & Mona Tian, viola - Andrew McIntosh, cello - Chris Votek. Recorded and mixed by Chris Votek at Echo Manor. Mastered by Nick Tipp.


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A violinist and a song-builder, Melinda Rice is interested in the familiar and the emotional weight it holds.

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