Le Jour et la Nuit

For flute, tape and live electronics

Title: Le Jour et la Nuit
year: 2020
Author: Nicola Cappelletti

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Le Jour et la Nuit is a sequence of 176 short pieces for flute, tape and live electronics, composed with many algorithmic composition procedures in relation to 176 aphorisms written by the French cubist painter Georges Braque, collected in the book Le jour et la nuit. Cahiers: 1917-1952 (Gallimard, Paris 1952). There are 8 different notations, that are associated to each piece in relation to a linguistic density parameter. All the musical parameters, as well as the electronics ones, are related to linguistic, formal and / or structural aspects of the related aphorism. The different notations also represent different degrees of opening of the pieces, which lend themselves to being completed by the interpreter during the performance, in the same way the overall form of the performance has to be composed by choosing wich pieces to perform.

Le Jour et la Nuit is a sequence of 176 short pieces for flute, tape and live electronics, composed with many algorithmic composition procedures in relation to 176 aphorisms written by the French cubist painter Georges Braque, collected in the book Le jour et la nuit. Cahiers: 1917-1952 (Gallimard, Paris 1952). There are 8 different notations, that are associated to each piece in relation to a linguistic density parameter. All the musical parameters, as well as the electronics ones, are related to linguistic, formal and / or structural aspects of the related aphorism. The different notations also represent different degrees of opening of the pieces, which lend themselves to being completed by the interpreter during the performance, in the same way the overall form of the performance has to be composed by choosing wich pieces to perform.

Performance

Le Jour et la Nuit shows itself as a free choice of the number and order of pieces to be performed. As well as a book of aphorisms, this work is meant to be a collection from wich to extract the desired pieces: the criteria of this choice are left to the performers, and under no circumstances a progressive order performance should be encouraged. A performance of only A notazion pieces is not allowed; at least one piece with D notation must be performed.

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