QUELQUES ESSAIS SUR "JE NE SAIS PAS QUOI"

2006

Duet
mandolin et guitar

DURATION • 10 minutes

EDITOR • Edited by the composer

COMMISSION • Eduard van Beinum Foundation - Netherlands

WORLD PREMIERE • February  2008, duo Amuse-Oreille

FRENCH PREMIERE • December 6, 2012, Ensemble C Barré, GMEM (Marseille), by Vincent Beer-Demander (mandolin) and Thomas Keck (guitar)

Quelques essais sur "Je ne sais pas quoi" consists of seven short movements, whose general discourse is based on the contrast between different characters and between the two instruments. The title of each movement is a valuable indication for interpretation:

1- Indiference
2- Separation
3- Self-Assertion
4- With One’s Self
5- Papillonnage
6- Like a Monk
7- Seeking East, Finding West