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Composed by
Simon Rivet
flute, glockenspiel, oboe, piano, string quartet, vibraphone
With electronics
Work premiered
February 2022
Venue of the premiere
Salle Jean-Despréz, Gatineau (Canada)
14 minutes

Souffle is the first of a series of chamber music pieces inspired by nature elements, in this case the element of air. It seeks to invoke in the listener the feeling of infinite space in which forms freely come and go. Through cyclical motifs and ideas, it also mirrors the various cycles which punctuate our lives ; the winds of change bringing a sense of familiarity along with memories… and yet uniquely different every time. Composed in the dormant months of a frozen lake, it also draws from the contemplative spirit of winter, where cold air and silent space can most powerfully be felt.