ward de jonghe

strijkkwartet III – for string quartet

duration: ca 6’

written in 2021 

first performance: 2022-01-23 by Jack Quartet during a masterclass at the Ghent Royal Conservatory

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programme note: 

Strijkkwartet III (2021) is a slow study where noise-like sounds act as the main material. Small noisy details are used to colour the string pitches and the silences in between, hence creating a development in an otherwise formless whole. This piece forms the third part of a cycle of string quartets, which are closely related but individual pieces.