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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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. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. The seven-note cell explsoante-fixe the score ensures a degree of harmonic coherence, and this is apparent from close listening.

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Review This Title Share on Facebook. Performances at that time were not completely successful, due primarily to the instability of the halaphone, the electronic element developed by German engineer Hans-Peter Haller.

There are instructions given for going from one fragment to another, elaborating the form, and so on. A Garland for Dr. Temponew series, no. Retrieved from ” https: This compositional schematic was published inand Boulez worked that year and the next on a “realization” of the music for an ensemble of flute, seven other instruments, and an electroacoustic component for spatializing and manipulating the instrumental sounds.


InPierre Boulez was asked to contribute a short musical tribute to Igor Stravinskywho had died that year. That, so to speak, is the fixed dimension of …explosante-fixe…. The electronics are very well-integrated into the instrumental textures, enhancing the instrumental palette rather than opposing it. Featured Popular Ensembles Academy of St. Pierre Boulez has written one of the great flute concertos of this or any other century.

Ensemble InterContemporain Number of Discs: This is a superb disc. It is the same with …explosante-fixe…. Wikipedia articles needing page number citations from October Articles containing French-language text.

A Historical Perspective”, in Auditory Display: In the two subsequent years, Boulez developed …explosante-fixe… into a work for solo flute, accompanied by clarinettrumpetharpvibraphoneviolinviolacello and electronics.

It is also dramatic. The solo flute is “shadowed” by two other flutes as well as transformed versions of its music processed live by computer. The energy and sensitivity of the works it contains puts a great deal of other contemporary music deeply into the shade, and performances and recordings are equal to the music’s stature.

I assigned a very precise register to each instrument, in which each one moves independently of the others.

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The perfect gift for the classical music enthusiasts! The expanded version of At nearly 37 minutes, it is also probably the longest, and the expansiveness of the score, dating fromgives explossante-fixe lie to all those persistent tales about Boulez’s reluctance to compose.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Boulez, however, was ultimately unsatisfied with the electronics. 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….


Analyse et pratique musicales 4, no. Add a Comment Click here to cancel reply. I made an initial first written-out version in Retrieved 27 August Each of the three main sections uses a different transposition of this cell, and Boulez has taken care to feature the main pitch of each prominently, providing tonal anchors. This page was last edited on 24 Augustat The next version of …explosante-fixe…for vibraphone and electronics, was not composed until AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript.

Stravinsky himself gave a comparable example when he wrote the Symphonies of Wind Instruments in memory of Debussy, since these wind symphonies truly are extremely different from Debussy in their tone colour, form and musical ideas.

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Chris Obulez 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. Views Read Edit View history. 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.

At the same time, the instruments were to mutually influence one another, thus undermining the register boundaries. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.