As part of my studies in the Codarts Master I completed a research on the French composer Jean-Louis Florentz (1947-2004).
My research started out with two simple, interrelated questions. These have been following me around throughout my life and career as a cellist: what can I do with this instrument, and what can I make this instrument do? The first part of this question deals with the topic I originally started with, namely concerning the development of the cello quartet. This question implies a drive to find a new or relatively unknown setting for the instrument and trying to proliferate its success, moving the focus from the instrument itself to the role it is seen to fulfil. However, after a radical change in research topic and focus, I moved to the second part of that question. Here I have chosen a piece that defines the role of the instrument precisely, and that lays out the foundation for music to occur. Now my focus was not to expand the world of the cello, but to expand the world of myself.