Déjà? Kojâ?

Gyula Csapó

Déjà? Kojâ? has been performed in Budapest and Montréal…

The title is a mix of French and Persian. Already? Where to? could be its English rendering… The work is epic in a peculiar sense: instead of relating events, it is the suffering subject and object of them. I allowed it to do that, so it may shape up to perfection, this was a great chance, the only chance. Like a child pulling after her or him some toy vehicle across no matter what terrain; we know that it surely will be impacted by the arbitrary journey — I was fascinated by these tracesof events as a composer. Because nothing ever just ‘passes’, nothing ever remains sterile. The music records everything that ever happened — it is in such sense that I mean, that it is an epic work…”

Traduit par Yves Charuest, janvier 2021


  • October 20, 2016, Premiere of the complete work and of the 3rd movement: Touching the Distance — A Concert of Gyula Csapó and the Bozzini Quartet, Budapest Music Center, Budapest (Hungary)

Déjà? Kojâ?

  • Gyula Csapó
  • Year of composition: 2011-16
  • Duration: 75:00
  • Instrumentation: string quartet
  • Commission: Quatuor Bozzini, with support from the CCA


On disc


24 Apri 2015
8:00 pm
Série QB
Montréal (Québec)
20 Octo 2016
7:30 pm
Budapest (Hungary)
16 Dece 2017
8:30 pm
Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
8 Apri 2019
8:00 pm
Série QB
Montréal (Québec)