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Chant de l'Âme /Song of the Soulfor C trumpet and string orchestra
Instrumentation : string orchestra and C trumpet
Composition​ : 2014
Duration​ : 7 mn
First performance : September 6, 2014, Orchestre d'Auvergne and Romain Leleu, trumpet
Publisher : Gérard Billaudot (full score and orchestral parts on location)
The tender and nostalgic melody of the beginning of the piece appears in a profoundly peaceful and luminous atmosphere. This single and omnipresent theme, supported by warm harmonies, never stops rising, desperate, until it reaches a poignant climax.
Doors to heavenly music then open, instruments suspended in the high register, while a violin, as a comforting Angel, introduces itself into the dialogue.
Mecanic Fantasyfor organ, string orchestra and timpani
Instrumentation : Organ/string quintet/4 timpani
Composition​ : 2013
Commission : Orchestre Régional de Normandie
Duration​ : 10 mn 30 s
First performance : June 7 and June 8, 2013, Orchestre Régional de Normandie. Cond.: David Wroe and March 20, 2016, at the Victoria Hall in Geneva by the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, Diego Innocenzi at the organ.
Publisher : Gérard Billaudot (full score and orchestral parts for rent)
For a long time, I have been fascinated by mechanical clocks. From the large clocks of churches to modern wristwatches, these are objects which measure time and seem to give it life, like the mysterious music of the spheres.
The whirling of a clock's hands is enchanting. It resembles the circular melodies and self-reflecting modes I theorized on years ago and have often used in my works.
The most mechanically complex instrument is probably the organ, and thus it seemed natural for me to associate it with this mechanical universe...
Crop Circlesfor large orchestra
Instrumentation : 3.3.3.3/4.3.3/2perc./Cel./Hp./string quintet
Composition​ : 2012
Commission : Radio France
Duration​ : 10 mn 30 s
First performance : First recording: September 27, 2012, Orchestre National de France, Cond.: Jean Deroyer. First performance: October 12, 2014, Orchestre Colonne, Cond.: Laurent Petitgirard, Salle Pleyel.
Publisher : Gérard Billaudot (full score and orchestral parts for rent)
This piece for full orchestra is inspired by Crop Circles: geometric designs that are found in fields worldwide.
The work begins with an orchestral melody heard in a continuous loop ? like a crop circle ? and a musical mode constructed on a perfectly symmetrical mode. It is directly followed by a second theme, more lyrical, freer and also more human.
The first part gradually becomes more intense, patterns swirl faster and faster, and the tempo accelerates to a breathtaking speed.
Distancesfor chamber orchestra
Instrumentation : 1.1.1.1/1.1.1/2perc./pno./string quintet
Composition​ : 2010
Commission : Ensemble intercontemporain
Duration​ : 9 mn
First performance : May 28, 2010, Salle Pleyel, Ensemble Intercontemporain, cond. Pierre Boulez
Publisher : Gérard Billaudot (full score and orchestral parts for rent)
The work use reflective modes and chords and each note is related to another one by symmetry.
In order to maintain flexibility and to emerge from this strict structural background, I chose expressive territories distant one from another, but still linked by common thematic elements.
These distances mainly concern tessitura, dynamics and tones , but they are also due to oppositions such as: in focus and blurry, expected and unexpected, static and kinetic, etc.
An example: The dark music, ringing in the lowest registers, with fragile melodies and mournful knell, is later found metamorphosed in the high register and accompanied by delicate bright shades.
The instrumental writing shows the same desire of contrasts. I tried to make this small group of instruments sound in different ways, sometimes as a large orchestra, sometimes as a very small ensemble.
Paysages parallèles / Parallel Landscapesfor large orchestra
Instrumentation : 3.3.3.3/4.3.4.3.1/timb.2perc./cel./h./14.12.10.8.6
Composition​ : 2003-2004
Duration​ : 11 mn 30 s
First performance : CNSMDP
Publisher : unpublished
Toccatafor large orchestra (extract from Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel)
Instrumentation : 3.3.3.3/4.3.4.3.1/timb.2perc./h./ 14.12.10.8.6.
Composition​ : 2002, commissioned by the Orchestre National de Lyon for the "Journées de la composition"
Duration​ : 4 mn
First performance : Orchestre National de Lyon, cond. Pascal Rophé
Publisher : unpublished (written with the autorisation of Durand publisher)