G-force stands for either the force of gravity on a particular extraterrestrial body or the force of acceleration anywhere. It is measured in g's, where 1 g is equal to the force of gravity at the Earth's surface, which is 9.8 meters per second per second. The g-force on an object is its acceleration relative to free-fall.This specific piece relates acceleration to the memory of a life fully lived. The work was written for and is dedicated to the memory of my friend Mickey Straus.
"[G-Force] opens with long, elegiac string notes, but despite being described as a lamentation of sorts, it quickly becomes frenzied, frenetic and even fun...Prestini shrewdly uses the bounce of [the vibraphone]’s sound to play off the traditional string quartet’s textures."
"The piece [G-Force], composed as a tribute to the close friend named in the title, is a real mood-spinner and makes full use of each instrument’s voice."