Colliding Bubbles (surface tension and release) - 2022/2023
Colliding Bubbles (surface tension and release) is a composition for string quartet and harmonica quartet, meaning that the members of Quatuor Bozzini are playing harmonica and a stringed instrument simultaneously. Together, the eight instruments together play a subtle game of timbral and harmonic attraction and repulsion; from surface tension to gentle ecstasy.
Alissa Cheung, violin I + harmonica (G)
Clemens Merkel, violin II + harmonica (G)
Stéphanie Bozzini, viola + harmonica (C)
Isabelle Bozzini, cello + harmonica (C)
"The title refers to different kinds of bubbly matter which are set to collide within the composition, leading to different ruptures and possible release of surface tension.
The collision of bubbles unfolds partly in relation to sound, where small fluctuations appear in the encounters between harmonicas and string instruments and partly in relation to a more performative or conceptual bubble where instruments representing different systems, or bubbles, will collide; the very celebrated instruments within the classical string quartet and the perhaps more prosaic harmonica." (Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard)
Colliding Bubbles will be released later in 2023, and this release was made possible with generous support from Augustinus Fonden, The Danish Conductors Association & The Danish Composers’ Society.
Colliding Bubbles (surface tension and release) has been performed by Quatuor Bozzini in the following places:
Klubkatarakt, Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany, Jan 18th 2023
Brorsons Kirke, Copenhagen, Denmark, Jan 22th, 2023
Espace orange – Édifice Wilder – Espace danse, Montréal, Québec, Jan 29th, 2023
Gaudeamus Festival 2023, Cloud Nine – TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht (Netherlands), Spetember 9th 2023