Etusivu Compositions 1st String Quartet
1st String Quartet

(For string quartet)
Duration 10’

Composed in 2007 (Commissioned by Oulu Sinfonia String Quartet, premiered in April 2007 in Oulu)

[from the beginning]

[from 2nd half]


I started composing my first string quartet after cellist Harri Österman requested it. First draft came about very quickly, I intended it to be a concise one movement piece. At first, thematically, the work wouldn’t grow in the direction I intended, so I let it go the way it naturally went. I had images of light, shadow and play of colours in my mind. The piece finishes with fragile and transparent texture, which immediately inspired me to start composing my 2nd string quartet.