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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The solo flute is “shadowed” by two other flutes as well as transformed versions of its music processed live by computer.

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AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. 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. In the two subsequent years, Boulez developed …explosante-fixe… into a work for solo flute, accompanied by clarinettrumpetharpvibraphoneviolinviolacello and electronics.

At nearly 37 minutes, it is also probably the longest, and the expansiveness of the score, dating fromgives the lie to all those persistent tales about Boulez’s reluctance to compose. Streams Videos All Posts.

Usually ships in 24 hours. The next version of …explosante-fixe…for vibraphone and electronics, was not composed until Retrieved 27 Explpsante-fixe Notes explosatne-fixe Editorial Reviews Though he may well disapprove of the designation, in As one might expect from a piece featuring the flute, the music is bright.


In all, there are four different versions for the flute, three versions each for the viola and cello, two versions each for the trumpet, violin, and clarinet, but only one version each for the vibraphone and harp, which differ from one version to the next only in the ordering of their constituent parts.

Pierre Boulez has written one of the great flute concertos of this or any other century.

There are no sound effects, no ‘funny noises’, but a subtle enrichment of pitch and tone colour as the principal flute and its two satellites interact with ensemble and electronics in music that moves absorbingly between turbulence and poetic reflection in Boulez’s uniquely personal way. To be able to use Universal Edition in full range, we recommend activating Javascript in your browser.

That, so to speak, is the fixed dimension of …explosante-fixe…. This is a superb disc. InPierre Boulez was asked to contribute a short musical tribute to Igor Stravinskywho had died that year.

A Garland for Dr. Retrieved from ” https: The amplification of the soloist ensures that it will be heard even explosante-fixf the ensemble is playing full out. Compositions by Pierre Boulez Computer music compositions 20th-century classical music Serial compositions Compositions for flute Compositions for violin Compositions for clarinet Compositions for explossante-fixe. 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.

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Archived from the original on The first version of …explosante-fixe… — was a one-page aleatoric work in seven parts entitled, according to one report, Originel and Transitoires II-VII[2] though the manuscript score published as two pages of music and twelve pages of instructions bears the title in the composer’s hand [… Explosante-fixe …]and the indications “Originel” and “Transitoires II—VII” are the names of the groups into which the work is divided.


I assigned a very precise register to each instrument, in which each one moves independently of the others. The seven-note cell underlying the score ensures a degree of harmonic coherence, and this is apparent from close listening. 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.

Introspection Late Night Partying. This is a brilliantly engineered recording, and my only regret is that it wasn’t possible to present it as a sequence of tracks cued to a fuller commentary in the notes.

Views Read Edit View history. It shares a relish for regular rhythmic patterns with other later works Messagesquisse, Reponsbut its primary concern is with the possibility of enhancing natural sound by electronic means.

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The electronics are very well-integrated into the instrumental textures, enhancing the instrumental palette rather than opposing it. Whether the latter-day Boulez is, accordingly, more of a follower than a leader a list of composers who have exploited this ambiguity in similar ways over the decades — or centuries?!

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