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In Search of the Dimmest Stars

for string quartet

In Search of the Dimmest Stars was created on Sound and Music's Embedded programme as part of the Embedded: Radio 3's Composer in 3 project and premiered in collaboration with BBC Radio 3.

The title is a quotation from Rebecca Elson's poem Let There Always Be Light (Searching for Dark Matter). The piece was later incorporated into the composer's Clarinet Quintet, At Night, as the second movement.


7 November 2016 Recorded by the Van Kujik Quartet at BBC Maida Vale, and broadcast on BBC Radio 3

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