Machine à eau

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Machine à eau

Published by Edition Wilhelm Hansen

Machine à eau was composed during a Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes residency with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, and was first performed by the orchestra with Jean-Paul Dessy as soloist, in the former waterworks of the city of Mons, La Machine à eau, on 20th June 1998.

Machine à eau was written under the auspices of the Pépinières Europèennes pour Jeunes Artistes (PEJA) programme, with support from PEJA, the City of Mons, and the ORCW.

Instrumentation: string ensemble ( and solo cello

Duration: c. 18 minutes

The piece is to be played without a conductor. During rehearsals, the soloist or ensemble leader may take an instructional role, or an external coach. In rehearsals and performance, the players must sit so that they have eye contact with one another (e.g. in a semi-circle).

15 minutes
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