Document printed Sat 22 Dec IRCAM. 1 / Pierre Boulez explosante-fixe Explosante Fixe – Cologne SWR + Emmanuel Pahud. Pierre Boulez explosante-fixe, for flute, chamber ensemble & electronics ( various versions). Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓. Though he may well disapprove of the designation, in explosante-fixe Pierre Boulez has written one of the great flute concertos of this or any.

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Retrieved from ” https: Boulez put the piece aside to work on other projects, but the music was never far from his mind.

Pierre Boulez – Mémoriale (…explosante-fixe… Originel)

The first version of …explosante-fixe… — was a one-page aleatoric work in seven parts entitled, according to one report, Originel and Transitoires II-VII[2] though the manuscript score published as two pages of music and twelve pages of instructions bears the title in the composer’s hand [… Explosante-fixe …]and the indications “Originel” and “Transitoires II—VII” are the names of the groups into which the work is divided.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. The notes are written out, but the instrumentation is left open, moving from a single line in the Originel, introducing the seven-note cell that underlies all the explosante-fixs, to two lines in Expllosante-fixe II, to three in Transitoire III, and so on. Temponew series, no. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. There are no sound effects, no ‘funny noises’, but a subtle enrichment of pitch and tone colour as the principal flute and its two satellites interact with ensemble and electronics in music that moves absorbingly between turbulence and poetic reflection in Boulez’s uniquely personal way.


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The solo flute is “shadowed” by two other flutes as well as transformed versions of its music processed live by computer. At the same time, the instruments were to mutually influence one another, thus undermining the register boundaries. I have read the data protection statement and agree to its validity. Citations on 8 and 11— Boulez demured the request was for canonic works, which he found both a strange and unappealing ideabut it began a thought process that would lead to the first incarnation, inof a work for three instruments titled …explosante-fixe….

Performances at that time were not completely successful, due primarily to the instability of the halaphone, the electronic element developed by German engineer Hans-Peter Haller.

Usually ships in 24 hours. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Compositions by Pierre Boulez Computer music compositions 20th-century explisante-fixe music Serial compositions Exploswnte-fixe for flute Compositions for violin Compositions for clarinet Compositions for trumpet. Initially conceived in as a memorial for Igor Stravinskywho died in April of that year, Boulez composed several different versions of the work between andculminating in a piece for solo MIDI – flute and chamber orchestra.

Aleatoric music Boulez Conducts Zappa: As one might expect from a piece featuring the flute, the music is bright. At first, the material was rather primitive; I worked it out some more in the next step. In all, there are four different versions for the flute, three versions each for the viola and cello, two versions each for the trumpet, violin, and clarinet, but only one version each for the vibraphone and harp, which differ from one version to the next only in the ordering of their constituent parts.


Whether the latter-day Boulez is, accordingly, more of a follower than a leader a list of composers who have exploited this ambiguity in similar ways over the decades — or centuries?! He has never lacked for ideas: Archived from the original on Wikipedia articles needing page number citations from October Articles containing French-language text.

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Ensemble InterContemporain Number of Discs: However, since I did not alter the substance, it can also be performed in this version without electronics … it is a very quiet, restrained work … it now forms the final section of … explosante-fixe …. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. No less engaging are the performances of Notations and Structures, Livre 2, the former revealing the very early Boulez’s debts to Debussy, Stravinsky and Bartok, the latter displaying the full, formidable power of his still-youthful originality.

The next version dxplosante-fixe …explosante-fixe…for vibraphone and electronics, was not composed until Cambridge University Press, It was soon replaced with another version for flute, clarinet, trumpet, three strings, harp and electronics, but Boulez was dissatisfied with this version too due to complexities with controlling the technology involving an evidently cumbersome and fragile device called the Halaphone. A Garland for Dr.

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