O Latitudes (2011) for guitar & live-computer

O Latitudes was inspired by memories of a three months travel through Turkey, Georgia and Armenia. Willing to go beyond the emotional intimacy of this experience, I wanted to manage a singular rendering, subtly merging geographical and musical concepts : borders, outlines, time and space boundaries. In that sense, the possibility of depicting a journey as a limitation of time within space (and/or space within time) would supply my interest in formal development strategies. Since I was writing the piece (...until now !), I've liked to keep in mind this parallelism of relations between the traveler and the map, and the composer and the score. Therefore, I wanted O Latitudes to assume an itinerary-like experience through which the listener/wanderer could confidently follow a guide : a low D, played tremolando, heading on and vanishing... to come back again, softly.

 

 

The piece was premiered by David Demange during the Japy Fatory Festival, September 11-2011, Beaucourt (Fr)

 

 

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Nicolas Jacquot_O Latitudes for guitar & live computer