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Echoing A3 z 2 92 1 219

Three Studies in Green Textures: II. Echoing

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Estimated Duration
1 - 5min

ISMN : 979-0-2325-2093-3

Notes on this piece
Study no 2 from Studies in Green Textures

Studies in Green Textures
The characteristic of the piano that has always interested me and which represents, in my opinion, its quintessence, is its ability to produce complex and elusive textures. This aspect of piano writing seems to me to still contain a part of mystery and is what spontaneously awakens in me the strongest and richest synaesthetic sensations. The Studies in Green Textures explore some of these dense textures of color-sounds, using multiple idiomatic piano techniques.

Another aspect of textures that fascinates me and that I have taken into consideration is the game with the perception of the interpreter and the listener. The texture is made up of sounds that are moving too fast to be able to follow their individual paths. Perception is necessarily global. But the listener, and the interpreter, can constantly filter the moving sound stream and extract some fragments or briefly chase its elusive details. Segments of phrases fleetingly catch the attention and then plunge back into the flow, disappearing to immediately let other elements appear.

This continuous movement from the whole to the details and vice versa, this constant navigating within the texture, give rise to the illusion of multiple simultaneous sound layers.

Echoing is based on three sound layers: a very mobile texture performed softly by the two hands as a rustling background and consisting of an overlapping of fifths that progressively extends over all the registers of the piano; long sounds in the right hand that form throughout the study five phrases stretched in time; and finally the traces that these sounds in the foreground leave on the texture, upsetting its uniformity. The background texture turns out to be an «
Score Details
Format - A3 / Tabloid
Pages - 24