15/06/1989 - Paris, Radio-France - Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Michiyoshi Inouë (direction)
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".
Tout en poursuivant des études d'Art et d'Archéologie et de Philosophie à la Sorbonne, Edith Canat de Chizy obtient successivement six premiers prix au Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, dont celui de composition, et s'initie à l'électroacoustique au Groupe de Recherches Musicales. [...]