Les émois d’Aphrodite (1986) — 35′

Stir of Aphrodite

For piano, clarinet, percussion and tape

Premiered : Paris Péniche-Opéra1986 (P. Dubuisson piano, François Cremer clarinet, P. Cueco percussion)

«This are episodes of life of an invisible woman. Aphrodite, I like her. She is at the same time so far one cannot see her, but also, she crossed times in spite of that one could find her shameless, although she was burned several times during the Inquisition. And then, she dances. So, modestly, I started to evoke her agitations, even if I forget her in the course of the music… and it is for that I give the titles of the various parts, but is this an indication? A first dance – a piece of fear – a second dance – a movement of her – a third dance – a good portion of carnal trip – finally, a wild dance of Aphrodite. Yes, I do not know if that explains anything…»

Score available : Brunhild Ferrari



En un tournement d’amour (July – November 1986) — 30′

In a tournment of love

For an orchestra of 49 musicians

(2 flutes, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet, low clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones tenors, tuba, timpani, 3 percussions, piano, harp, 8 violins I, 6 violins II, 6 violas, 4 violoncellos, 4 double basss)

Premiered: Belfast 27 April 2005  BBC Symph. Orch. North Ireland, Conductor: Philippe Nahon

«It is a love which turns or it is a torment. That is always repeated but it is never similar. The ideas come and go. Come from great symphonic continuities (Cellule 75), but having met fragmentations on its way (Collection de petites pièces), this composition is a great form made of discontinuity. It is also a whirling.»

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