- Work for solo piano, 2016
- Approximate duration : 4 min. 30
- Level of difficulty : 4 (1= easy, 9 = hard)
- 5 pages.
This piece is dedicated to the memory of my brother, Thierry, who died too young at the age of 46. In this piece, I want the listener to hear echoes of certain pieces of music that I discovered in my adolescence in the mid-1970s. These years were the heyday of ‘Progressive Rock’ with the music of Yes, King Crimson and especially Genesis that fascinated me with the energy it generated and the magic of its sounds. In this piece I try to reproduce at the piano the shimmering sounds created by the combination of several 12-string guitars playing simultaneously in the way Genesis did in their first albums or, even more systematically, as Anthony Phillips did in his solo recordings. The title of this piece is taken from Elizabeth Siddal’s poem ‘A Silent Wood’.
Extract «A Silent Wood»