Document printed Sat 22 Dec IRCAM. 1 / Pierre Boulez explosante-fixe Explosante Fixe – Cologne SWR + Emmanuel Pahud. Pierre Boulez explosante-fixe, for flute, chamber ensemble & electronics ( various versions). Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓. Though he may well disapprove of the designation, in explosante-fixe Pierre Boulez has written one of the great flute concertos of this or any.

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At the same time, the instruments were to boulea influence one another, thus undermining the register boundaries. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Be the first to review this title. There are no sound effects, no ‘funny noises’, but a subtle enrichment of pitch and tone colour as the principal flute and its two satellites interact with ensemble and electronics in music that moves absorbingly between turbulence and poetic reflection in Boulez’s uniquely personal way.

It is also dramatic. Boulez put the piece aside to work on other projects, but the music was never far from his mind. In the two subsequent years, Boulez developed …explosante-fixe… into explosante-fize work for solo flute, accompanied by clarinettrumpetharpvibraphoneviolinviola boilez, cello and electronics.

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This is a brilliantly engineered recording, and my only regret is that it wasn’t possible to present it as a sequence of tracks cued to a fuller commentary in the notes.

The seven-note cell underlying the score ensures a degree of harmonic coherence, and this is apparent from close listening.

That, so to speak, is the fixed dimension of …explosante-fixe…. Sign up for our newsletter!

It is the same with …explosante-fixe…. About Patrons The Lists List of compositions reviewed on 5: Boulez demured the request was for canonic works, which he found both a strange and unappealing ideabut it began a thought process that would lead to the first incarnation, inof a work for three instruments titled …explosante-fixe….


In order to gain access to said sensual impressionist, I guess he first had to shrug off the straitjacket that by his own admission on at least one occasion his earlier insistence on dodecaphony-at-all-costs had forced him into. The amplification of the soloist ensures that it explosante-fixr be heard even when the ensemble is playing full out. Though he may well disapprove of the designation, in Contact Submitting music to 5: InPierre Boulez was asked to contribute a short musical tribute to Igor Stravinskywho had died that year.

Archived from the original on Chris L March 23, In order to gain access to said sensual impressionist, I guess he first had to shrug off the straitjacket that by his own admission on at least one occasion his earlier insistence on dodecaphony-at-all-costs had forced him into.

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Compositions by Pierre Boulez Computer music compositions 20th-century classical music Serial compositions Compositions for flute Compositions for violin Compositions for clarinet Compositions for trumpet. Sexy Trippy All Moods. It was soon replaced with another version for flute, clarinet, trumpet, three strings, harp and electronics, but Boulez was dissatisfied with this version too due to complexities with controlling the technology involving an evidently cumbersome and fragile device called the Halaphone.

In fact, the seven-note cell underlying This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. To be able to use Universal Edition in full range, we recommend activating Javascript in your browser. As one might expect from a piece featuring the flute, the music is bright. Retrieved 27 August No less engaging are the performances of Notations and Structures, Livre 2, the former revealing the very early Boulez’s debts to Debussy, Stravinsky and Bartok, the latter displaying the full, formidable power of his still-youthful originality.


Cambridge University Press, Whether the latter-day Boulez is, accordingly, more of a follower than a leader a list of composers who have exploited this ambiguity in similar ways over the decades — or centuries?! Drinking Hanging Out In Love. The next version of …explosante-fixe…for vibraphone and electronics, was not composed until Posted on March 22, by 5: Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. The solo flute is “shadowed” by two other flutes as well as transformed versions of its music processed live by computer.

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Featured Popular Ensembles Academy of St. Usually ships in 24 hours. Review This Title Share on Facebook. The notes are written out, but the instrumentation is left open, moving from a single line in the Boupez, introducing the seven-note cell that underlies all the material, to two lines in Transitoire II, to three in Transitoire III, and so on.

boluez I assigned a very precise register to each instrument, in which each one moves independently of the others. Boulez, however, was ultimately unsatisfied with the electronics. Notes and Editorial Reviews Though he may explosante-vixe disapprove of the designation, in He has never lacked for ideas: I have read the data protection statement and agree to its validity.

It all began in with the death of Igor Stravinsky, when Tempo magazine invited various composers to contribute short pieces for a commemorative issue, published late that year.