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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Compositions by Pierre Boulez Computer music compositions 20th-century classical music Serial compositions Compositions for flute Compositions for violin Compositions for clarinet Compositions for trumpet. 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.

It all began in with the death of Igor Stravinsky, when Tempo magazine invited various composers to contribute short pieces for a commemorative issue, published late that year. 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….

The energy and sensitivity of the works it contains puts a great deal of other contemporary music deeply into the shade, and performances and recordings are equal to the music’s stature. Jazz Latin New Age. Introspection Late Night Partying. This is a brilliantly engineered recording, and my only regret is that it wasn’t possible to present it as a sequence of tracks cued to a fuller commentary in the notes.


Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I made an initial first written-out version in 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.

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. The expanded version of However, since I did not explosantef-ixe 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 ….

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Stravinsky himself gave a comparable example when he wrote the Symphonies of Wind Instruments in memory of Debussy, since these wind symphonies truly are extremely different from Debussy in their tone colour, form and musical ideas. I have read the data protection statement and agree to its validity. No blulez 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.

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Boulez, however, was ultimately unsatisfied with the electronics. A Garland for Dr. There are instructions given for going from one fragment to another, elaborating the form, and so on. Notes and Editorial Reviews Though he may well disapprove of the designation, in That, so to speak, is the fixed dimension of …explosante-fixe…. At the same time, the instruments were to mutually influence one another, thus undermining the register boundaries.

Retrieved from ” https: As one might expect from a piece featuring the flute, the music is bright. The electronics are very well-integrated into the instrumental textures, enhancing the instrumental palette rather than opposing it. Share on facebook twitter tumblr.

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