Editions Henry Lemoine


Mantovani: Bug

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    • Composer: Bruno Mantovani
    • Instrumentation: Clarinet
    • ISMN: 979-023097077-8
    • Size: 9.7 x 13.0 inches
    • Pages: 3

    The highly virtuoso yet unstable work Bug was given its first performance on 6 February 1999 during Mériel festival by its dedicatee Philippe Soured. It is a musical metaphor of the disarray caused by an imaginary computer break-down (fortunately not predicting what might have happened on 31 December 1999). Although at the outset most of the rhythmic formulas are multiples of a common unity (the semiquaver), the music becomes less regular with the appearance of specific dynamics which often contradict the melodic profile. Similarly the numerous trills, bisbigliandi and varied articulations all contribute to give a feeling of extreme density to these opening bars.