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Audio
Added by
Composed by
Performed by
Instrument(s)
oboe
With electronics
yes
Technologies
Sound spatialization
Work premiered
October 2016
Venue of the premiere
Saint-Merri, Paris (France)
Duration
20 minutes

The piece is an attempt to push the boundaries of the oboe’s technique and limitations. The musical material as well as the overall form depict this exploration : a gradual processing from monophony to polyphony, and then from polyphony to harmony.
After a short introduction that features the main components of the music, a rhythmical process made of various “grooves” leads to a sort of tribal dance, whose climax is a breaking point in the musical narrative, suggesting another perception of time. A complex drone emerges and lets an immersive environnement unfold, on top of which some fragments of the initial material reappear as souvenirs.