This world premiere of “Silent Earth” by Sergio Cervetti (b. 1940) is part of Axiom Quartet’s ongoing dedication to commissioning new works by major American composers. Based in Houston TX, Axiom is known for their diverse approaches to the string quartet repertoire and champions works from all genres, regions, and time periods.
In three movements, “Silent Earth” is Cervetti’s meditation on the planetary crisis humanity faces and a lamentation on our inability to act. In three movements the work juxtaposes a wide gamut of emotions that come from grappling with the sheer enormity of global warming and climate change.