Year of composition
The piece ‘Haikú’ (2002) for flute and soprano saxophone is based on the haikú by the Japanese poet Onitsura, who lived in the late 17h and early 18th century: The poem says:
Obeïm (Let’s obey)
Mudes parles les flors (The flowers speaks silently)
al fons de l’oïda (in the depths of the ear)
This beautiful poem reflects the spiritual relationship between nature and the poet, a very typical naturalistic conception of the Japanese culture which appears continuously in the poetry of Jpant throughout history. I have tried to use several musical phenomena that reflect this special sensivity: the phenomenon of the timbre modulation (or the timbre ressonance), the phenomenon of the dialogue between the exterior and the interior (or between the active object and the active subject), and the synthesis that occurs between these two elements.