“A mystery: trying to find a balance between the illusion that events repeat themselves, and the reality that nothing ever returns unaltered.” That is Keeril Makan’s program note to his new string quartet “Return,” which the Pacifica String Quartet will premiere Wednesday. The note sounds like a philosophical conundrum, perhaps a follow-up to Heraclitus’ dictum that nothing endures except change. But in fact, it has a deeper, more o connection to Makan’s experience, one which the piece tries to embody.
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