Méandres

Instrumentation: SSAA, alto flute

Duration: 8 minutes

Year composed: 2015

Performers: C4, Martha Cargo (alto flute)

First performance: C4 and Martha Cargo (flute), Composer Now Festival, February 16, 2016, Elebash Recital Hall, New York City, USA

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

Méandres – score sample