La mémoire des sens

Instrumentation: clarinet, piano

Duration: 8 minutes

Year composed: 2016

First performance: Allyson Edington (clarinet), Brian Gilling (piano), Kresge Theater, Pittsburgh, (PA), USA, April 5th 2016

Other performances: Allyson Edington (clarinet), Brian Gilling (piano), New York, (NY), USA, April 7th 2016

Allyson Edington (clarinet), Brian Gilling (piano), Mellon Institute, Pittsburgh, (PA), USA, June 21st 2016

Circulo Trio, 12th Thailand International Composition Festival, Bangkok, Thailand, July 22nd 2016

Circulo Trio, Michigan State University, (MI), USA, October 14th 2016

Allyson Edington (clarinet), Brian Gilling (piano), Penn State University, State College, (PA), USA, February 7th 2017

Program note: La mémoire des sens is an invitation for the listener to experience in different ways the elements in time. Inspired by the Jeu- Parti, a popular type of troubadour poetry, the piano and the clarinet are engaged in a dialog of colors and play with the memory of the listener by altering and exchanging elements through this passionate discussion.

Mémoire des sens – score sample