Sphères 1 – orchestral recording

A piece I wrote for the string ensemble Arkea – this is a live recording from the concert on the 13th of March 2011. The commission was to write a 10-minutes piece for the ensemble and solo quartet (which was placed in the back of the hall, so they sound quite far from the mic in this recording), an overture for a concert dedicated to early 20th-century French music (aka Debussy, Ravel, Fauré …) – so my style had to match theirs. For one glorious month, I was in the wonderful habit of waking in the morning and going directly to the piano to write this.

Here is the link to the recording: http://soundcloud.com/mcsaindon/spheres-1

The title refers to the constant cyclical and arc-shaped structure and harmony present throughout the piece. For lack of a better title. :P

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