How to write a string quartet
For a very long time, I asked myself the question: how do you write a string quartet?
Is it a good idea?
Does it still have an interest?
The quartet is really one of the archetypal forms of Western serious music, ok, but I felt a certain uneasiness with this form.
Most quartets are so boring to listen to, even if their form is perfect.
And then, for a composer using virtual instruments, it supposes to fall on the right sound bank, and there, good luck…
There are very few solo string sounds that are really credible.
And then I went for it.
Using mainly the canon as a form.
And it works pretty well.
You can listen to it here: