2 contra alto clarinets in Eb, 2 alto saxophones, 2 tenor saxophones, 2 baritone saxophones, 2 bass clarinets in Bb, 18 clarinets in Bb (divided in 3 groups). Written and premiered in 1997. Royal Band of the Belgian Guides, conducted by Norbert Nozy. Commissioned by the Royal Band of the Belgian Guides. Unpublished. Duration: 12m.
The Royal Band of the Belgian Guides is an institution of the Belgian artistic landscape. The fame of this ensemble of exceptional quality has largely exceeded the borders of our country. Norbert Nozy directed the band from 1985 to 2003. Reeds is build in an overall arched form, from the initial unison to the concluding cluster, and evolves in successive waves that become denser with each iteration. Spatialization plays a determining role in the development of Reeds, and implies a precise placement of the musicians on stage.