yannick guédon
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The third piece demi-pause articulates five melodies, which when played simultaneously produce permutations of the same chord.

Throughout 20 one-minute sequences, a process of acceleration of the melodic motives generates a music with a less and less discernible pulse.

From one sequence to the next, the ambitus of the chord decreases by microtones, reaching a near unison in the ultimate sequence.

For the musicians, the attempt for a synchronized pulse appears to be in vain, while the continuity of the sound anamorphosis settles the listener.

> listen to demi-pause
recorded by thomas charmetant 30th january 2011 in la baignoire | montpellier

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