The Music of Manten Van Gils : String Quartets

The music of Manten Van Gils : String Quartets

The composer Manten Van Gils, known from his work with Q-Some Big Band and Jazz Anchor, opens up a completely different register here: music for string quartet.
In recent years he has written a collection of quartet music, including a number of individual movements as well as the suite entitled #Letters. The result is cinematic and tactile, with powerful, prominent melody lines and a broad harmonic vocabulary.

The result is cinematic and tactile, with powerful, prominent melody lines and a broad harmonic vocabulary. The Raphael Quartet, specially assembled for this music, brings the score to life with refreshing panache and appropriate intimacy, in which the viola is given an important role. The Raphael Quartet consists of top musicians Stefaan De Rycke, Liesbet Jansen, Diede Verpoest and Vincent Werbrouck.