La lutte pour la lumière

Instrumentation: baritone saxophone, tape

Duration: 8 minutes

Year composed: 2019

Performer: Pisol Manatchinapisit

First performance: Pavillon Le Corbusier Zurich, Switzerland, September 22nd 2019 (Pisol Manatchinapisit)

Other performances: The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, (NY), November 7th 2019 (Christopher De Louis)

Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, February 20th 2020, (Nitchan Pitayathorn)

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.