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Jonathan Truscott

Violin 1

Craig Stratton

Violin 2

James Hogg


Nick Allen


Modulus Quartet specialises in performing original string quartet repertoire written in close collaboration with a number of international composers. Drawing on its collective experience, the quartet seeks out music of an individual style, developing creative relationships with composers and artists. The quartet explores new ways of presenting music, performing in unusual venues and incorporating visual arts and multi-media technology.


Modulus released their debut album, 12 Seconds of Light, in 2017, featuring music by composers Terry Davies, Veera Lummi, Ash Madni, Richard Norris, Eliot Lloyd Short and Matthew Slater. The tour to promote the album took in a variety of unusual locations including Honister Slate Mine in the Lake District and Carnglaze Cavern in Cornwall. Visuals were created by videographers Tom Brown and Diego Barraza. The tour was supported by Arts Council England and the quartet was featured on BBC Spotlight South West. Modulus subsequently toured the album in Romania in 2019 as well as performing other new works in the UK and making appearances on London Live and BBC Radio 3’s In Tune.. In collaboration with the Charlie Pyne Quartet they premiered new scores, by Terry Davies, for three 1920s silent Surrealist films at the Crucible Theatre for the 2019 Sheffield DocFest.


As with many artistic groups, the global pandemic put a temporary halt on plans, however 2022 has seen the quartet busy preparing several projects. These include preparing material for their second album, to be released in 2023 featuring works by Eliot Lloyd Short, Maria Muraru, Connor d’Netto, Malcolm Lindsay, Roger May and Veera Lummi; recording Sensoria, a multi-media collaboration with composer Richard Norris; recording Veera Lummi’s Tide Within for a film short; working with students at Eastbourne College; and premiering The Gagarin Quartets by Nicholas de Carlo at Ramsgate Festival of Sound.

Photo: Diego Barraza

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