Airs

(
1992
)
Composer: Philippe Leroux
For soprano saxophone and marimba/vibraphone

Composed in 1992 (the first version is for violin), this piece was commissioned by the Festival Aujourd'hui Musiques in Perpignan, France.

One of the characteristics of the score is its spectacular aspect: the percussionist must play the marimba and the vibraphone at the same time!

The work is made up of small, clearly identifiable sections, which are linked without any break in continuity. From an identical and assertive pitch, a D, the two instruments - the marimba and the vibraphone are two aspects of the same instrument - engage in a dialogue that opens like a fan, and that they continue until exhaustion.