Quatuor Danel [Brussels]

Dusapin, Maratka, Bedrossian (concert & workshop)

Dusapin, Maratka, Bedrossian (concert & workshop)
Dusapin, Maratka, Bedrossian (concert & workshop)

24.03.2007

Beckettian string quartets

It is certainly no coincidence that the two string quartets by Pascal Dusapin echo texts by Samuel Beckett. Dusapin feels very much at home in the universe of the great Irish writer. His music is not, however, a slave to the writer's codes: he attempts to evoke Beckett's phraseological rhythm, the humour of his dialogues and his crazy stylistic devices. The two other works on the programme are also inspired by literature. Franck Bedrossian's Tracés d’ombres is a reference to Either/Or by Kierkegaard, and the young Franco-Czech composer Krystof Maratka finds inspiration in La Fontaine's fables.


Pascal Dusapin, Quatuor à cordes n°4
Krystof Maratka, Fables (Belgian première)
Franck Bedrossian, Tracés d’ombres (Belgian première)
Pascal Dusapin, Quatuor à cordes n°5 (Belgian première)
Marc Danel, violin
Gilles Millet, violin
Vlad Bogdanas, viola
Guy Danel, cello
production Ars Musica
in association with Kaaitheater