Exurbia (2022) 50′
Violin, violin, viola, cello
with photography/ video
Premier: Quatuor Bozzini
Exurbia is an elaborate work by composer/ visual artist Merijn Bisschops, performed by the Canadian string quartet Quatuor Bozzini. Influences of spectralism and minimalism give shape to a continuously transforming soundscape. The musicians of Bozzini, known for their refined and concentrated performances, will feel completely at home in the (dis)harmonies and textures, that are sometimes colourful, and then gritty.
The listening experience is balanced by a series of associative tableaus that find themselves on the border of still- and moving images. The pictures will be gathered by Bisschops during travels through nature-and culture landscape. There where humans and nature meet echother, he will research if humans succeed in being a part of the ecosystem instead of the centre point.