L'air d'ailleurs-bicinium

(
1999
)
Composer: Fabien Lévy
for alto saxophone, tape and electronics

L'air d'ailleurs - bicinium was composed at the time of the demonstrations against the exclusion of foreigners in France in the spring of 1997. While we, in the artistic community, were strongly mobilized, I wondered about the aspect of exclusion for which the creative community is sometimes also unconsciously responsible (Careful, the answer is not a simple one!).

This piece is a journey between two notes (G and A
), and between an instrument and its double. The sounds of the group are all from the saxophone, even if their treatment here and there recalls lands elsewhere. This composition is dedicated to Jean-Denis Michat.