11/03/2003 - New York, Miller Theater - Marilyn Nonken (piano)
Comme un oeil... carries the influence of Messiaen - the piece was written for the entrance exam of the Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris, therefore before my studies with Messiaen. An allusion to the composer is found several years later and more consciously in Cloches d'adieu... written as a homage a little time after his death. The "bells" heard in the piece belong to the universe of spectral music and to that of Messiaen.
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 [...]