Frist performance (2 pieces only) by Ictus Ensemble, IRCAM, Paris, 24.06.97.
Première (whole cyclus): 08.02.99, Kaaitheater, Brussels.
Written with support from the Communauté Française de Belgique (Direction Générale de la Culture, Service de la Musique)
The cyclus is formed by 6 pièces :
I. Quartet for 2 pianos, marimba + glockenspiel and vibraphone
II. Duo for 2 pianos
III. Solo for marimba
IV. Duo for marimba and vibraphone
V. Trio for piano, marimba and vibraphone
VI. Quatuor for 2 pianos, marimba and vibraphone + crotales + glockenspiel
A cycle with multiple reflections: 2 quartets at the extremes, 2 duets separated by the woody fragance of a polyphonic marimba solo, a scherzo for a trio that scatters the matter of the past and the future like dust. Rhythmic and harmonic complexity? Only extrapolations of a straightforaward eightnote melody (heard in the coda as a percussion duet).