le grain du temps

for 13 musicians (2011)
(1-1-1-1 / 1-1-1-0 / 1 perc. / 1-1-1-1-1)

Premier: July 13h 2011 at Centre Acantes, Metz Lorraine National Orchestra, dir. Jean Deroyer, Duration : 8 min.

“When I started this piece, I have researched on the combination of meters, particularly on the multi or poly meters. Influenced by Paul Creston, the American composer who wrote a book for rhythm trait, I have considered the musical gesture in this domain, mainly for the search of appropriate figures for the grand ensemble. And the other side, the notion of grain which I leaned at the electroacoustic music where we use this term to indicate the particle of sounds moving, it has affect me and I started from this sense to realize my interest for the gestural music in this partition.” *

quotes from the program note (original : french)