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WORKS FOR / WITH PLUCKED INSTRUMENT(S)
(catalogue from August 1st, 2010)
M.671 : Sonata (2008) [10']
12 (+2) pages
Several episodes linked together : misterioso, presto (virtuoso), furioso and meditativo. First performance on May 1st, 2009 with Olivia Steiner during the International Guitar Festival of Fribourg.
M.576 : Duo (1998) [13']
for alto flute and guitar
11 (+1) pages
In 3 movements. Elegiaco with subtle sonority, presto malinconico, mirror-like scherzo, and estaticamente lento, of great expressive purity.
M.654 : Le Tombeau de Ravel (2006) [6']
for tenor saxophone, bassoon, violin, cello, piano, guitar and percussion
14 (+5) pages
M.654a : performing material : 2 (+2) pages – 2 (+2) pages – 3 (+2) pages – 3 (+2) pages – 2 (+3) pages
This work has been written for a project of the Compagnie CH.AU, for which six composers have written one movement each, corresponding to one of the parts of the Tombeau de Couperin by Ravel. This piece inspires itself of the Menuet of the Tombeau de Couperin, and has principally an elegiac, tender and nostalgic character. It has also been instrumented for a chamber orchestra.
In project :
Work for Solo-voice and guitar
Work for violin and guitar
Short pieces for Children’s
All commissions welcome!
M.514 : Miroir du silence (Mirror of silence) (1995) [10']
5 (+2) pages
Work yet to be first-performed (!! please contact the composer for first performance)
Mysterious and meditating work, almost oriental. At the middle of the score, return to the starting-point by retrogradation.
M.569 : Trio for flute, viola and harp (1997-9) [11’]
10 (+1) pages
M.569a: flute and viola parts: 2x2 (+1) pages
score excerpt (pdf)
In a single movement, slow and melancholic, written in a funeral way.
In preparation :
Concerto for Harp (for Chantal Mathieu)
Work for voice, flute, viola and harp after haiku texts
Duo for two harps
M.629 : Double Concerto for pipa, violin and orchestra (2002-5) [21']
(2*-2*-2*-2* 2-0-0-0 2Perc. Strings)
64 (+6) pages
Pipa and violin part : 40 (+4) pages
Performing material to be asked from the composer.
To be first performed soon !
Work written for the famous pipa (chinese lute) player Yang Jing, and the violinist Boris Livschitz. In three movements : the first one alternates mysterious and energetic passages, the second one is meditative. The third, Eruptivo, contains an important cadenza for the soloists.
All commissions welcome!