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Bassoonists gathering around Hommage, for 32 bassoons

I organised a bassoons gathering to read-through 3 movements of my piece Hommage, for 32 bassoons around the audience.
This is how it sounded like, with 14 bassoonists.

June 2011
London, St-Clement's Church

Caroline Glicksman, bassoonist
Cory Barger, bassoonist
David Robson, bassoonist
Hannah Smith, bassoonist
Hugh Rosenbaum, bassoonist
Iona Garvie, bassoonist
István György Berta, bassoonist
John McDougall, bassoonist
Laura Kirker, bassoonist
Neil Strachan, bassoonist
Philip Davis, bassoonist
Robin Hall, bassoonist
Simon Moore, bassoonist
Tom Hardy, bassoonist and fantastic gatherer

Tom Whitehouse, conductor

Andrew Crowe, film camera and photography
James Bull, audio recording

David Allen, St-Clement's Church Vicar

Sonia Paço-Rocchia, composer

Endless thank you for everybody who was involved

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Between the Door and the Staircase

November 2008
for piccolo, live electronics and stage actions

This is a somewhat theatrical piccolo piece in which the player will have a lot of choices to take. The piece will be greatly different depending who is playing and probably at each performance of the same player.


This is some extracts of my work in max/MSP for that piece. You will there hear my great sound on the piccolo... I blew in a piccolo for the first time compose do this piece...

Whistle-Tones and Clicks
one of the Time

Something for Coma

November 2007
for flexible ensemble: piccolo (or a recorder), at least 3 flutes, at least 4 other winds, piano, other instruments (facultative), at least 4 strings

Something for Coma is a short simple piece. I wrote it for a special event of Coma London; a workshop gived by Dave Smith.

(score) score
(audio) read-through by Coma London on 20th of November 2007
-> Coma London used to have up to 7 flutes, it is why I wrote something with a lot of flutes. Sadly the day of the recording, just one flutist was there(and just 2 woodwinds). I’m quite disappointed by that because I based this piece on a chord of flute in the low register, and a chord of one note is a bit thin.

(link) COMA’s website


hiver, printemps et été 2006
pour saxophone alto, led, black light, stroboscope, tôle et son tôliste, et traitement en temps réel

L’homme est seul dans sa vie.
En ouvrant l’oeil il se rencontre qu’on lui montre bien ce qu’on veut lui montrer.
Il cherche à voir, mais le temps passe.
Il défonce les barrières, il est alors libre, mais désillusionné.

S’enfeuiller is an unusual word mind: to have more and more leafs. Sometime, when we open eyes, we discover that time and events was passed.

Cette pièce est dédiée et a été composé en étroite collaboration, avec Sébastien Schiesser.

Nous espérons être sur le même continent, bientôt, pour la créer.

(link) On making and playing an electronically-augmented saxophone

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