The ladder – new String Quartet composition

After 6 months of multiple ideas on how to proceed on a new pandiatonic piece, I settled on the opening motif for “The ladder”. The ladder is an allegorical title describing the journey of an individual that begins her/his career after tertiary education. At first they find things quite difficult, which is usually the case for most of us. Somehow, the individual has to navigate through a maize of ideas, people, organisation, whilst remembering to be cognizant of their own behaviour, lest it gets frowned upon.
After a period of time, however, the individual finally gets to a point in their career when work issues start to settle down.