• 1. I
  • 2. II
  • 3. III

Program Notes

Written for the Bozzini Quartet’s Composers Kitchen, Verbum was intended to be a compositional etude taking full advantage of this wonderful workshop. With this project, I wanted to explore the musical possibilities offered by speech analysis and by typing, thus the title Verbum (word).

After a first run-through in April 2012 in Montreal, I realized that analysis results yielded by technology would need more work. The "Huddersfield" version of this etude uses "remixed" excerpts of the Montreal workshop, while adding many new ideas. All the material gathered should be part of a longer string quartet piece involving electronics.