Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt
Dog eat dog is a rhythmic, playful music of gestures, made up of three brief moments, each one constructed on a simple idea: glissandi, crescendo and rise towards the upper register for the first movement; damped notes and harmonic pizzicati for the cello in the second; and percussive blows on the instrument's body, acceleration and deceleration in the third. Each movement is a short scene, always with two characters who look for each other, complement each other, and put each other in danger. The first movement, this guitar playing, bottleneck in hand, the haunting glissandi, is a veiled reference to the Wim Wenders film Paris-Texas and Ry Cooder's guitar.
translated by John Tyler Tuttle
Extract from CD booklet Gone, Aeon 2016
1 CD aeon, AE1651, Gone
Dawnlight, Noir gris, Dog Eat Dog, Terra d'ombra, Gone
Ensemble Cairn : Cédric Jullion (ﬂutes), Ayumi Mori (clarinet), Caroline Cren (piano), Christelle Séry (guilar), AuréIie Saraf (harp), Naaman Sluchin, Saori Furukawa (violins), Cécile Brossard (viola), Frédéric Baldassare (cello)
Jérôme Combier studied composition, style, analysis, and orchestration with Hacène Larbi, and then later, in 1997, at the Paris Conservatory with Emmanuel Nunes and Michaël Lévinas. In addition, his university studies lead to a master's degree on Anton Webern with mentor Antoine Bonnet [...]