Instrumentation: SSAA, alto flute
Duration: 8 minutes
Year composed: 2015
First performance: C4 and Martha Cargo (flute), Composer Now Festival, Elebash Recital Hall, New York City, (NY), USA, February 16th 2016
Other performance: Quince vocal ensemble, Zoe Sorrell (alto flute), Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, (PA), May 5th 2017
Distinction: 2nd International Competition of Composers « New Music Generation », second prize, 2020
Program note: Méandres was inspired by the events that occurred in Paris on November 13th 2015. These attacks affected me profoundly as a French native and former student at the Paris Sorbonne University. In this piece, I tried to depict the different emotions we experience after a traumatic event. The flute is influenced alternately by the different voices and their respective characters. A sense of confusion emanates from these different emotions and melts into an incomprehension and a certain madness in regards to the situation.