Balinese pentacle

Soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, clarinet in Bb, piccolo clarinet. 2 players. Written and recorded in 2018. Duo Ypsilon. Commissioned by the duo Ypsilon. KLARTHE records - K075, 2019. Duration: 4m 30s.

Balines pentacle is freely inspired by stylistic references and characteristic modes of Javanese music, where the octave is divided into theoretically equal intervals (e. g. slendro), in reality more or less tempered according to the needs! The two players express themselves through three instruments, in a general exchange of pitches and colors constituting a 'Pas de deux', a conversation in which the musicians oppose and comp(l)ete each other. The five successive parts refer to important festivals and rituals of daily life in Bali.