Hugo Harmens

isms has been performed in Bergen, Montréal and Oslo…

isms was inspired by an electroacoustic work I created while studying in Rotterdam. I found a program online which produced very interesting sounds that I chose to together with other sounds I had collected. isms is in no way a transcription of the original sounds, but loosely inspired by them. The piece represents a new direction for me as a composer. It is also a tribute to the Quatuor Bozzini and their specific style and quality as performers of contemporary music. I attended several of their concerts in the 2011-2012 season, and got to know their way of playing and particular sound quite well. The piece is notated spatially, and the quartet use stopwatches to keep track of time.



  • September 12, 2012, Ultima 2012: Concert, Parkteatret, Oslo (Norway)


  • Hugo Harmens
  • Year of composition: 2012
  • Duration: 10:00
  • Instrumentation: string quartet
  • Commission: Ny Musikks Komponistgruppe


12 Sept 2012
8:00 pm
Oslo (Norway)
18 Nove 2012
Bergen (Norway)
18 Apri 2013
8:00 pm
Série QB
Montréal (Québec)