Miniatures II

Louis Dufort

Miniatures II has been performed in Montréal…

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 Quatuor Bozzini for its collaboration.



  • November 17, 2007, Bozzini QuartetHomage Series Claude Vivier: En attendant Dieu, Société des arts technologiques, Montréal (Québec)

Miniatures II

  • Composer(s): Louis Dufort
  • Video artist(s): Louis Dufort
  • Year of composition: 2006-07
  • Duration: 15:00
  • Instrumentation: string quartet, processing and video
17 Nove 2007
BurtonDufortEggertHeinigerOesterleRoyter VeldhuisThibaultVivier
In person
Montréal (Québec)