Brouillard d’hiver

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.