As it is often the case in my work, this music refers to the state of the world, the shift of consciousness and the annihilation of critical thinking . It is indeed about a form of degeneration that progressively limits our intellectual speculations.

The music here is trying to oppose this process by wrapping itself around an ascending structure made by successive crescendo,  a gradual tension and a rise to power. But the process is not linear : each part is a little longer than the previous one and it seems that a kind of inertia invades the speech like a trap preventing anything to happen.

Beyond the metaphor, my writing is based on simple gestures, repetitions and exchanges argued in  a strong  tempo significant of the intensity I try to convey through the musical act.


- this piece also exists as a solo version for saxophone and soundtrack (the percussion parts is included i the soundtrack)
- video version in collaboration with visual artist Xuan / 2018

Pictures from video version

© Xuan 2017-2018

Score extract


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- ORIGINAL VERSION : soprano saxophone (or b flat clarinet), percussion and electronics
- SOLO VERSION : soprano saxophone (or b flat clarinet) and stereo soundtrack
- VIDEO VERSION : soprano saxophone (or b flat clarinet), percussion, video and electronics


dur. : 12'00

Commissioned by CAMPLER, festival Aujourd'hui Musique - Perpignan (FR)

First performance : 24/11/2007 / Perpignan (France) / musicians : Radek Knop and Philippe Spiesser


Extracts from the CD "Direct Music" - saxophone : Radek Knop / percussions : Philippe Spiesser


Pierre Jodlowski Publishing
score pdf .zip, 916 Ko

medias [sounds, videos] : Available on request