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Ledoux, Claude: Crossing Edges 

 

 

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  • Program notes: 

    Crossing Edges (2014)
    That « concertante » work was composed at the intention of LU Yiwen, a fantastic
    Chinese erhu (Eastern fiddle) player. Moreover, the score was also inspired by a
    painting of my long-time friend LIU Shu-Tsin : The happy medium, about the
    perspiration of Chinese thoughts in her graphical representation. It gave me the idea
    of the formal process of Crossing Edges. Colorful pictorial work, this triptych is
    situated between abstraction and figuration. This will result in two expressive
    states which will alternate throughout the work : one, melodic, horizontal and
    cyclic, soft and languid, using resonances of some Chinese traditional music ; the
    other, vivacious an energetic, highlighting the qualities of the erhu through some
    harmonic progressions (vertical) derived from analysis of the timbre of the
    instrument itself – a habit in my composition process which derives often its
    harmonies from the « spectral analysis » made with computer.

  • Technical specs: 

    Crossing Edges

    equipment to perform the work

    Orchestral setting :
    2 fl
    (2nd also picc.)

    2 Bb cl
    (2nd also Bass Cl. Bb)

    2 Obs (2nd also English horn)

    Bassoon

    Contrabassoon

    2 Horns

    2 C trumpets

    tenor trombone

    bass trombone

    2 percussions :
    Percussion I
    triangle
    2 cymbals (high/low)
    tubular bells
    (ptches : see on score)
    2 wood blocks
    2 chinese blocks
    maracas
    Side
    drum

    Percussion II
    triangle
    2 cymbals (high/low)
    4 gongs(C2,Eb2,E2,B2)
    2 wood blocks
    Marimba
    tom (low)
    Tam-­‐tam
    Timpani
    Célesta

    Vln I
    Vln II
    Vla
    Celli
    Dbass

    For the Erhu solo :
    a small amplification
    of the instrument is needed
    (microphone, 1loudspeaker–
    preamplified or linked
    to a mixing table-‐close to
    the soloist)

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