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Works Miniatures Louis Dufort

Miniatures

  • Louis Dufort
  • Year composed: 2006
  • Duration: 15:00
  • Instrumentation: string quartet and processing
  • Commission: Bozzini Quartet
  • Premiere: April 6, 2006, Quatuor Bozzini4 générations III, Chapelle Saint-Louis — Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montréal (Québec)

When the quartet approached me to write miniatures, I was delighted. At first glance, one might think that the miniature is a thankless format, due to the fact that it affords the composer little time to develop the musical material. But the quartet had a second request: the use of virtual instruments. A doubly thankless commission, you say? On the contrary, the miniature format has allowed me to optimise several types of treatment within a context of concision. When it comes to the challenge of developing the musical material in an abbreviated context, I opted either for a grand musical gesture or for a complex structure (as in longer works), but all atomised, compressed into a tight ball of activity: the miniature. I would like to thank the Bozzini Quartet for its collaboration.

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