THicK (2011) for organ
THicK was issued from a collaboration between the organ department of the conservatory of Montbéliard, lead by Laurent Agazzi, and the composition department, lead by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi.
On account of some specific organistic possibilities, the concepts of depth and thickness came rapidly to my mind while I was conceiving the project. Thus, three main materials generate three different tensed moments spreading throughout the piece :
- an articulated harmonic progression appearing through whether a cumulative or a filtered way.
- a melodic line played in the very high register of the organ
- a brutal motivic material suddenly appearing in the last section
The formal organisation of the piece was directly inspired by the movie "21 Palms" by the french director Bruno Dumont, in which the overwhelming tension finds its liberation in a violent and (almost) unpredictable way.
The piece was premiered by Aline Chapuis on June 16-2011, Église Saint Maimbœuf, Montbéliard (Fr)