Courbes d’étoiles II - "Etoiles Doubles"
for solo piano
from the cycle Courbes d'Etoiles I - VI (a work in progress)
Paths of shooting stars. Dreamy attitude of the spectator facing the fragmentary decomposition of the molten material. Particles falling into the infinity of the human thought. One day, a friend, physicist, told me about the cosmic vibrations in relation with the sound world. The analogy thus took shape. The atomic fragmentation expresses the mirror of the spectral decomposition. Ears replace the eyes, the time drift our imagination. Calculations and poetry. With a vague question in my mind : could it be possible that the logarithms punctuate the musical waves according to their progressive numbers, creating the rhythm of a spectral harmony ? I believe it. Then, the most complicated was to imagine a relationship between virtuoso piano techniques and the fantasies created by the distortions of musical material. Thus poetry is born from virtuosity.
Courbes d’étoiles II, "Etoiles Doubles" (double stars) : According to a certain degree of remotness or proximity, the duality is playing with its appearance, either fusional or (in)harmonically sublimated in the transparency of stellar winds. In that maner, our musical "double stars" are dancing in a whirlwind of garlands of notes. But they also want to be metaphor of our human psyche. Unique with the oher, with a common vibration creating a new emergence. Maybe a vestige of the romantic Doppelganger ?
This second piece of the cycle "Courbes d'Etoiles" is defined as a tribute to Claude Vivier. Its premiere was given by Marie-Dominique Gilles, at the "Théâtre de la Balsamine" 1998.
Courbes d'étoiles II - Marie-Dominique Gilles (Balsamine-2003)