String quartet No 1 – in Octatonic mode



String quartet in Octatonic mode (except movement 3 in which the viola switches to Dorian
while the rest stay in octatonic, creating a fascinating effect).
There are also a few cheeky quotes from the more classical modes, including a Cockney
“Have a banana” phrase in the viola part in various places
and the fourth (last) movement quoting a version of Rock a by baby