The morning of the 7th day... written with 7-notes chords and 7-beat rythms, this piece for Viola and Piano expresses feelings of calm, harmony and fullness.
|Title||Au matin du septième jour (The morning of the 7th Day)|
|Instrumentation||Viola and Piano|
|Premiered||August 2011, Courchevel (France)|
|Publication date||June 2012|
Written in August 2011, this piece was premiered in Courchevel with Philippe Colin-Hattat (piano) and the composer playing the viola. Revised in june 2012 for the Belgian permiere.
The english translation of the title is "The morning of the seventh day". It attempts to create a feeling of calmness and fullness through the use of 7-note chords which I usually call "hypertonal" because they preserve the impression of a tonal center despite their rich and complex sound.
You might also want to read the composer's personal notes about this piece (in French)
|Pages||6 (Full Score) + 2 (Viola Part) + 2 (Cover)|