Hommage à D’Anglebert

for harpsichord and electronics (2011)

Created by Bruno Martin at the Salle Fleuret Hall, in Conservatoire de Paris, Paris March 2011
Duration: 7 min.

” When I started this piece, I reflected on the different points of view from which may have addressed the composition for the harpsichord today.
First of all, I found it impossible to make sustained sound because of the nature of the instrument. This restriction sparked my interest in research around the ornamentation in the classics.
I am particularly interested in the work of Jean-Henry D’Anglebert, harpsichordist and composer of the early Baroque period, which has categorized many figurations and ornaments that he later included in his scores.
In a second time my interest has focused on temperament. The superposition of two temperaments, the Meantone and Kirnberger III, led me to develop a new scale microintervalles. Electroacoustic part consists mainly in the transcript of the characteristics of this instrument.
Patches and salaries in the software Max/MSP allows me to achieve agreements re-synthesized, that is to say, to set up an extended sound, imitating the rhythmic figure of the instrumental part. The accumulation intervals of the harpsichord is reinforced by the dynamics of electronics. In this piece the interaction is based on a combination of actions of the player with those of electronics. ”

* quotes from the program note (original : french)

* This piece is brordcasted on “france musique”.