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Trio for flute, viola and harp

Composer : Edith Lejet
Dedicatee : Ensemble « Les Connivences Sonores », trio whose members are : Odile Renault, flute, Roberto Aronica, viola, and Elodie Reibaud, harp.
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Nomenclature : flute, viola and harp
Creation : Tuesday May 15th, 2018, at 8:00 p.m.
« Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional » (CRR) of Reims
20 rue Gambetta, 51100 Reims

Commentary :
The first remark concerns the heterogeneous nature of the three instruments: the flute, a wind instrument, produces acute sounds; the viola, a rubbed stringed instrument, occupies the medium region of the spectrum, and the harp, a plucked stringed instrument, can evolve in all the registers. For the composer it is necessary to find a way to make this instrumental association coherent, a stake that is not without interest.

As the music unfolds, short well-typed sound elements or patterns emerge and gradually serve as pillars for the construction of the piece. Although they continue to undergo transformations, their identity remains perceptible. Hence an impression of reminiscences.
The philosopher Joseph Joubert considered that "reminiscence is like the shadow of memory."

Other kind of reminiscence, it is not excluded that the beginning of the piece is due to the perfectly unconscious memory of a bird's song.

There is a confrontation of these three instruments, which sometimes combine each other, and sometimes get into conversation or oppose.

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