Far West News (1998-1999)
Radiophonic piece in 3 parts
Commissioned by NPS Hilversum.
Premiered : Amsterdam 1999
Episode N° 1 (March 1999) : From the September 11 to 16, 1998 – From Santa Fé to Monument Valley – 29 ‘ 30 ”
Episode N° 2 (May 1999) : From the September 17 to 24, 1998 – From Page to Gran Canyon — 29 ‘ 45 ”
Episode N° 3 (June 1999) : From the September 25 to 30, 1998 – From Prescott to Los Angeles — 28 ‘
«At the beginning, the idea was something like: A composer having had an odd life, filled of instrumental and electroacoustic compositions, specialist in the traveller microphone, has the project to make a random course in American South-West. It is done.»
Composed at Studio post-billig.
Far-West News Episode N° 1 CD Signature, France ASIN: B00005Q4KU
Far-West News Episode N° 2 and 3 CD Blue Chopsticks BC16 September 2006
Jeu du hasard et de la détermination (1998 – 1999) — 21’40
Play of the chance and the determination
For piano, percussion and memorized sounds
Commission by the French Ministry for the Culture and Communication.
Premiered: Paris, Radio France, January 2001, Multiphonies (Francoise Rivalland : percussion, Michel Maurer : piano)
«In one 21 minutes selected duration, I decided on a certain number of electroacoustic elements and an instrumental score both with given characters. I then asked a software to place them for me one by one, in these 21 minutes. I thus composed the tape and wrote the score starting from these hazardous data. Did I cheat? Perhaps, but not too much.»
Composed at the Studio post-billig with the assistance of the GRM.
Score available : Brunhild Ferrari
CD ED13171 – 2004
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