11/03/2003 - New York - Miller Theater - Marilyn Nonken (piano)
Les Travaux et les Jours is connected in a certain way to Territoires de l'Oubli, but listening to the resonances of the piano in a different manner. The work also looks to resolve a formal problem: 9 independent pieces, but minutely intertwined. The music revolves around a B-C tremolo and is supported on the resonance of a low F which is only unveiled right at the end of the cycle - as in Territoires de l'Oubli, allowing the loop to be closed... for now.
1 CD Metier, MSVCD92097
Comme un oeil suspendu et poli par le songe - Estuaire - Territoires de l'oubli - Cloches d'adieu, et un sourire... - La Mandragore - Les Travaux et les jours
Marilyn Nonken (piano)
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 [...]