String Quartet No. 1

  • Category: String Quartet No 1 (2019)
  • Context: 40' Master graduation project May 2019
  • Premiere: 21 May, 2019 De Singel, Antwerp BE
  • Musicians: Quatuor MP4 Claire Bourdet and Margaret Hermant violins, Pierre Heneaux alto, Merryl Havard cello
  • Project URL: Quatuor MP4

The essence of this music is a process that underlies every form of life,
be it a tree, a human life or the earth itself.
Five parts, each representing a phase in the development of life:

  • Part 1 is sprouting life, ideas that suddenly emerge from the sea of nothingness and continue to develop, grow and merge.
  • This quest, its growth that slowly materializes, finding and wrestling its way upward towards the light is voiced in the second movement.
  • The 3rd part represents the blooming, but also the turbulent life, the struggle and "the course of things going their own way".
  • Then follows part 4, the Lamento, a melancholic part, the looking back, the decline, the old age ...
  • Part 5 is taking off, disappearing into the infinite unknown.