Compositions

Nouvelle pièce pour l'Ensemble Cairn

The commission will be performed in 2020 by ensemble Cairn supported with a “Commande d’état” AIDES À L’ÉCRITURE D’OEUVRES MUSICALES ORIGINALES (EX-COMMANDES D’ETAT) Noriko Baba Shiosai – Tumulte des flots  – 8?30 piano, violon et violoncelle Philippe Leroux De l?épaisseur ? 7? accordéon, violon et violoncelle Sonja Mutic Weiß ? 10?30 violon – violoncelle, piano …

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Whim Ensemble

On the verge of composed and improvised music, Whim ensemble (Ofer Pelz, prepared piano & Preston Beebe, percussion) creates percussive landscapes by inventing instrument modifications and techniques to build an unusually rich sound world. They place found objects on their instruments to explore complex timbres, textures, and harmonies. Whim ensemble website Photos of Whim Ensemble …

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Backward Inductions

Backward induction is the process of reasoning backward from the end of a situation, to determine a sequence of optimal actions. The ?end? which this piece originated from, was a multiple-layered structure of repetitive gestures. The backward induction in this work?s creative process was the reduction and modification of the original structure to an optimal …

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Roy Amotz

Convergence

Alto Flute and Electronics. Roy Amotz Flute. For Cairn Ensemble. Premiered by Cedric Jullion, Cairn Ensemble June 2011 at CRD Blanc Mesnil. Recording by Roy Amotz, December 2013.Paris 2010, 7′ Ca In this work, I explored the idea of a granulation (segmented sound), that becomes denser until a complete convergence ? a long note.This idea drives also from …

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Chinese Whispers

For flute clarinet, violin cello and piano. 11″ Meitar ensemble:  Roy Amotz – flutes Gilad Harel – clarinets Moshe Aharonov – violin Jonathan Gotlibovitch – cello Amit Dolberg – piano Guy Feder – conductor In a complex joining of events, simple repetition directs the listener towards new elements and insights. Each reappearance of a given …

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marchons, marchons

fl. cl. pno. vln. & vncFor Sentiari Selvaggi, Feeding the music Festival, Expo, Milano. Revision and new performance – Meitar ensemble, conducted by Pierre-André Valade, Manifeste Festival, IRCAM/Centre Pompidou, Paris Montreal 2016, 11? Ca Initially marchons, marchons was written for Expo Milano 2015, whose theme was “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. It was while thinking of this notion …

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Geneva-Camerata

Climax (ou Elements)

Chamber orchestra.  Commissioned by Geneva Camerata with support from “The Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund”, conducted by David Greilsammer, choreography and dance by Nicolas Cantillon, CIE 7273 Montreal 2015/16, 14? Ca  Cette pièce joue avec l’idée d’un moment de climax à l’arrêt, ou autrement dit, un moment stagnant du sommet musical. Comme matériau harmonique …

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I need to hear it first

My work often begins with research, the appropriation of an image in sound. In “I need to hear it first”, this image is constructed out of granular points which, by their proximity, form a musical figure. This figure repeats and transforms itself constantly, retaining the trace of earlier instantiations. In my music, I explore repetition …

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