Du nord (2020)

Program notes

The composition of my String Quartet has been one of my main refuges through the last years of pandemic isolation. In the creation of this highly complex piece, I had the deliberate goal of disconnecting myself from the performer and diving deeply into its structural elements. In particular, I worked on games of proportions, quasi-repetition, perceptual blurring as well as on the orchestration of different spectral impressions. This approach, which pushed me into an intense mathematical rigor, nevertheless preserves a certain humanity, being motivated by a distress, a desire for escape and expression. The score of the piece, conceived for itself, gives a feeling of rebirth when it arrives in the hands of the performers. The distress that fueled the writing of this hermetic work gives way to a lively, touching, gentle and altruistic discourse.


Year of composition



Season Date Concert Member(s)
2022-23 DU NORD Quatuor Bozzini