La lutte pour la lumière

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.