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An excerpt of La Petite danseuse de Degas, symphonic ballet created in 2003 at the Opera of Paris and revived in 2005 and 2010.
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A new album, ELECTRO SPACE PIANO. It makes it possible to follow the historical evolution of digital sound treatments since it brings together three works for piano and electronics. These pieces are all organized in the same way, a concert piano dialoguing with an orchestra of transformed piano sounds: Piano transit, pioneering work in this field (1983, commissioned by the Ministère de la Culture), Elektrospacepiano (2003, commissioned by the Ina-Grm) and the latest, entirely realized in my studio, Piano Augmented: More Lights (2019).
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Shita-Kiri Suzume is composed for shakuhachi (sublimely played by Reison Kuroda) and ensemble (here Musiques Nouvelles directed by Jean-Paul Dessy). The show was created in November 2016 at the Ars Musica Festival in Brussels, with the live drawings of Kan Takahama and Vincent Fortemps.
Slightly 'minimal' piano sequences are processed and mixed with electro sounds; each track appears in three versions: mix, the piano alone, and electro alone. The resulting music is very original. This album is part of the project SoloPianoSolo Piano augmented Recital.
I am VERY happy to announce the release of my new recording: early and late sonatas by HAYDN, from n°13 to 51. I'm especially proud of this production (music, sound, mastering). Many thanks to Richard Wigmore for his fine contribution.
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Augmented piano recital
I developed this project with Marc Piera, sound director at the Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris, where he perfected an avant-garde sound system.
Throughout the recital, the piano is amplified and transformed, while the sound is spatialised.
As it goes along, the electro joins in the dance.
Three new works that you can listen and read (synchronized scores) :
Blue Shadows, for saxophone alto and cello, recorded by Jean-Michel Goury and Agnès Vesterman.
Caractères, for saxophones and flutes, recorded by Sophie and Jean-Michel Goury.
Reflets chromatiques, for clarinet and viola, recorded by Jean-Marc Foltz and Garth Knox.
The media-book Paysages de conte, dedicated to the Denis Levaillant’s works for orchestra, is again available in digital distribution:
The media-book Manhattan Rhapsody, dedicated by Jean-Michel Goury and his friends to the Denis Levaillant’s works for and with saxophones, is again available in digital distribution: