Instrumentation: tenor saxophone
Duration: 7 minutes
Year composed: 2019
First performance: Erin Rogers, Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College, New York (NY), USA, November 25th 2019
Program notes: Brouillard d’hiver is inspired by one of Sonoko Nakamura’s haikus. This piece is part of my collection of Japanese landscapes. It begins with fleeting air sounds and progressively moves toward a more pitched sound. The flow of sound from the tenor saxophone is like a morning mist that evaporates in the cold winter sun. This mist is alternately a haze or a dense fog portrayed through harsh multiphonics from the saxophone.
Brouillard d’hiver —
Au-delà, se brouillent
vie et mort.