Analogies

for 16 musicians

 duration ~9' 

premiered on 2017 dec. 1

Maurice Fleuret Hall | CNSMDP

Paris (FR)

by

Simon Proust conductor

Musicians of the Conservatoire

Flute I ossia Piccolo

Flute 2 ossia Piccolo

Oboe

Bassoon

Horn

Trombone

Percussion 1 – Bassdrum, 

logdrum, glockenspiel, gong

Percussion 2 – Bassdrum, 

logdrum, glockenspiel, gong

Piano

Violin I (1-2)

Violin II (1-2)

Viola

Violoncello

Doublebass

   

Between natural sounds and artificial tones, the acoustic instruments imitate a digitized nature. The different sound objects used have morphologies at the edge between artifacts and organic sonority. The errors that the machine can generate during digitization processes are exploited as errors in the way we perceive. Cicadas or synthetic sounds, birdsongs or electronic sparkles, breath or white noise, timbre or harmony? Analogies proposes a journey between real and virtual landscape, between awakened state of consciousness and altered state of consciousness. The piece is divided into four uninterrupted sections:

Violent and inexorable like a machine
Summer night
Electronic apparitions
Coma

I dedicate it to my father.