02/03/1984 - Paris - Cité des Arts - Françoise Pellié
According to Tristan Murail, the title alludes to the optimistic modernist period of the 1920 and '30s - when the onde Martenot and other electronic instrurnents were born - a time in which in which artists like Delaunay, Léger and Dufy celebrated the triumph of new discoveries. lt is based on successive transformations of a low D-sharp, out of which the harmonic content progressively evolves. This is written from the whole frequency Spectrum tempered and non-tempered, underpinning the use of micro-intervals. Murail plays a lot on the ambiguity between different ways of playing: keyboard or ring, resonance from loudspeakers or resonances played.
Translation: Nadia Ratsimandresy
1 CD ReR, RERV1, Les Nuages de Magellan
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 [...]