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MURAIL Tristan

La Dynamique des fluides

  • Category / Instrument : Orchestra
  • Orchestration : 4.2.3.2 / 4.3.3.1 / 3perc / hp / pno+cel / synth / 10.8.6.6.6
  • Duration : 15'
  • Genre : contemporary
  • Sortiment : Parts
  • Publisher : Lemoine
  • Code : 28233R
  • Published : 01/01/1991

Premiere

17/06/1991 - Italy - Parma - Orchestre Toscanini - Arturo Tamayo (conductor)

Commissioned

Orchestre Toscanini, Parme

Note

To begin with: a desire for lightness, flexibility, versatility, the preoccupation with avoiding grandiloquence and rhetorical effects as much as possible.
Few violent and forthright contours, but rather gentle curves, spirals and surprises. Fluid motion disturbed by turbulence of its own creation.
In the "chaotic" images of the turbulence, we find the same structures at all levels of observation: from a distance, from close by, through a microscope...
Thus, in La Dynamique des fluides we note perpetual transformation on numerous different levels, of a simple spiral movement - whirlpools, turbulence, sometimes extremely slow, sometimes so accelerated that the forms become fleeting or undergo a change in nature.
On a grand scale, the whirlpools become great flows, slopes of music. On a smaller scale, they transform themselves into identifiable representations, reoccurring in the piece, but always different.
Sometimes, miniscule spirals, like will-o'-the-wisps, try to escape from the dominant flow and divert it.

Tristan Murail
From: Tristan Murail, texts edited by Peter Szendy
collection Compositeurs d'Aujourd'hui
L'Harmattan editions / Ircam-Centre Pompidou,
Paris, 2002, 158 pages (pp. 137-138)


MURAIL Tristan

Biography

Born in Le Havre in 1947, Tristan Murail received advanced degrees in classical and North African Arabic from the Ecole Nationale des Langues Orientales Vivantes, as well as a degree in economic science, while at the same time pursuing his musical studies. In 1967, he became a student of Olivier Messiaen [...]

Concerts

    • Création Nationale
    • 27.06.2019
    • De pays et d'hommes étranges
    • Munich (Germany)
    • Prinzregententheater
    • Jean-Guihen Queyras (vlc), Münchener Kammerorchester, Clemens Schuldt (cond.)
    • Création Nationale
    • 01.06.2019
    • Cailloux dans l'eau
    • Tongyeong (South Korea)
    • Concert Hall
    • François-Frédéric Guy (pno)
    • 18.05.2019
    • Cailloux dans l'eau
    • Muzy (France)
    • Festival Eure poétique et musicale
    • François-Frédéric Guy (pno)
    • 07.05.2019
    • La Barque mystique
    • Los Angeles (United States)
    • Festival Hear Now, Université de Californie
    • Ensemble TM+, Laurent Cuniot (cond.)

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