Aspasia Nasopoulou


for string quartet and narrator

Composed for DoelenKwartet .Based on seven poem of Micha Hamel.


Nachtwerk was a commission from the DoelenKwartet. The piece consists of seven parts for string quartet and narrator: the poet Micha Hamel.
For this specific composition poems are used from his rich collection, which all of them are linked by one line; artist and his artistic process.
The piece can be seen as different characteristic ‘scenes’. In every scene one or several instruments form the protagonist together with the narrator. The rest of the instrument(s) play the role of a modern “chorus” -as used in a tragedy play-; commenting, connecting, supporting or coloring the situation. Inspired by just as the poet is doing in his narratives; by means of irony, anger, tenderness, acceptance.

-10 June 2014, Poetry International Rotterdam, 20:15
Some representative concerts
-30 October 2014, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, 20:15
-8 November 2014, November Music,Noordbrabants Museum, 14:00
-9 November 2014, De Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal, 20:15

photo:Tineke de Lange/Pieter Vandermeer


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Opening evening 45th Poetry International Rotterdam.

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