Daydream Mechanics

Michael Oesterle

  • Year of composition: 2001
  • Duration: 12:18
  • Instrumentation: string quartet
  • Commission: Quatuor Bozzini


ISRC CAA4J2210015

  • 96 kHz, 24 bits

The phrase “Daydream Mechanics” is taken from the title of a book by French-Canadian poet and novelist, Nicole Brossard. This quartet recalls the awkward adventures of childhood when the backyard seemed as full of fearsome possibilities as any unexplored geography. The simple mechanics of controlling ones own maneuvers make a challenge of a cultivated wilderness.


Daydream Mechanics was titled Daydream Mechanics V through 2020.


  • April 29, 2001, Concert, Schwartzsche Villa, Berlin (Germany)