Instrumentation: baritone saxophone, tape
Duration: 8 minutes
Year composed: 2019
First performance: Pisol Manatchinapisit, Pavillon Le Corbusier Zurich, Switzerland, September 22nd 2019
Other performances: Christopher De Louis, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, (NY), November 7th 2019
Nitchan Pitayathorn, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, February 20th 2020
Pisol Manatchinapisit, Zhdk toni areal, Zürich, Switzerland, October 29th 2020
Program note: La lutte pour la lumière was written for saxophonist Pisol Manatchinapisit to be performed at the Pavillon Le Corbusier. This piece is directly inspired by the work of Le Corbusier; the title is pulled from a famous quote from the architect. The electronics are built around the sound of an architect’s prime material: paper. The piece is constructed as a duet between the electronics and the primal qualities of the saxophone’s sound.