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MURAIL Tristan

La Conquête de l'Antarctique

  • Category / Instrument : Ondes Martenot
  • Duration : 9'
  • Level : 5
  • Genre : contemporary
  • Sortiment : Score
  • Number of pages : 9
  • Format : 23 x 31 cm
  • Publisher : Lemoine
  • Code : 28230
  • Published : 01/07/1982
  • ISBN / ISMN : 9790230982306


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.

Augustin Viard
Translation: Nadia Ratsimandresy


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MURAIL Tristan


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 [...]


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