02/03/2000 - Saarbrücke, Saarländischer Rundfunk - Thierry Miroglio (percussions) and Ancuza Aprodu (piano)
Like the image of Al Uzza, the mythical goddess from ancient Jordan, Dominique Lemaître's work highlights dynamic and color contrasts, violence and meditation.
Percussion finds its place here, at times in osmosis with, and at other moments in opposition to the piano. As soloist, it is melodic, sometimes chaotic - with its punctuating exclamations, meditative resonance, and the breaking or supporting of piano phrases.
The piano often accompanies the percussion within melting resonances, but it also clearly dominates in the central part of the work with its ceremonial character. Long phrases, punctuated by contrasting nuances, generate new colors as they blend with different percussion timbres.
Listing of instruments:
6 Tom Toms (ranged from boss until high)
3 Tam Tams (low, medium, high)
3 bell plates (low, medium, high - the bell plates can be replaced by long resonance metal instruments)
1 set of crotals 2 octaves
The Tam Tam and the bell plates can be placed on a two level cross beam.
4 vibraphone medium / hard sticks (ref. Vibrawell V2F)
4 glockenspiel sticks (ref. Vibrawell X6F)
4 kettledrum sticks with little heads (ref Vibrawell SI)
2 bellplates hammers
2 Tam Tam sticks