15/06/1989 - Paris, Radio-France - Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Michiyoshi Inouë (conductor)
Yell is Canat de Chizy's first orchestral work completed in 1985 and revised in 1989 before the first performance. In her liner-notes the composer mentions that at the time of writing Yell she was involved in electro-acoustic music so that it at times almost sounds electronic. One may think of, say, Pierre Mercure's Lignes et Points (1965) as another example of "electronic" orchestral music. At that time, too, the composer drew on aleatoric techniques - which she went on using in later works - resulting in a greater and more intricate rhythmic flexibility. It may be a somewhat more complex work than any of the other ones here, but one cannot but be bowled over by the orchestral mastery displayed throughout this often exacting but ultimately exciting piece. The composer describes it as "the matrix for the other works on this CD that marked a decisive step in the elaboration of her language".
After pursuing graduate studies in Art and Archaeology and Philosophy at the Sorbonne, Edith Canat de Chizy successively obtained six premiers prix at the Paris Conservatoire including one in composition. She became initiated into electro-acoustic music with Guy Reibel at the Conservatoire [...]