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dans la nuit

for string orchestra

Year:  2006   ·  Duration:  15m

Year:  2006
Duration:  15m

Robin Toan

Composer:   Robin Toan

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Sample Score

Sample: First page of each movement

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dans la nuit is based on a motif of a sustained note and a small range of glissandi notes. The motif follows an irregular rhythmic pattern which creates a feeling of uncertainty. The chromatic possibilities of the main theme have been explored and build on the initial uncertainty culminating in an atmosphere of apprehension and at times suspense. I was inspired to create this work after hearing a violinist improvising on a chromatic scale exercise.

Commissioned note

Written for Ensemble A.P.I.E.M with the kind support of the France/New Zealand Friendship Fund

Contents note

Four movements