Is the creative process fundamentally the same for the composer writing music as it is for the visual artist painting a picture? Johann Johannsson and the Berlin based painter Thilo Heinzmann explored this profound question throughout a four year dialogue. The musical result is a twelve movement string quartet that considerably stands out among Johannsson's multiple award winning works. Johannsson was 'obsessed with the texture of sound', regularly bending the barriers between classical and electronic music. With his eclectic style, he created hypnotically lyrical images of outstanding refinement. The delicacy and beauty of Johannsson's puristic string quartet writing in '12 Conversations' reveals what could be referred to as the essence of his sound.