(douze écrits)

Daan Janssens

(douze écrits) has been performed in ’s-Hertogenbosch, Leuven and Montréal…

In (douze écrits) for string quartet, I started with three musical ideas, three ‘string quartet types’:

  • a static string quartet, characterised by a dense harmony and slow glissandi;
  • a fragmented string quartet, in which the first violin dominates and the other instruments touch up its colour;
  • a furioso string quartet, characterised by figures in thirty second notes (demisemiquavers).

At first these ideas alternate and are clearly distinct from each other. Over the course of the composition, they begin to mutually influence each other and then transform into something new.


  • October 22, 2011, Transit 2011: Concert, Labozaal, Leuven (Belgium)

(douze écrits)

  • Daan Janssens
  • Year of composition: 2010-11
  • Instrumentation: string quartet
  • Commission: Festival Transit, for the Quatuor Bozzini


22 Octo 2011
4:00 pm
Leuven (Belgium)
11 Nove 2011
12:30 pm
’s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)
29 Nove 2011
8:00 pm
Série QB
Montréal (Québec)