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