flute, oboe, B-flat clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano and string quintet

Commission: ECM+, with support from the CCA

Premiere: May 5, 1998, Ensemble contemporain de Montréal (ECM+), Véronique Lacroix, conductor • Concert, Salle Pierre-Mercure — Centre Pierre-Péladeau, Montréal (Québec)

As in a novel by William Faulkner, a single tale is recounted by three witnesses. The same material as seen from three different angles: ‘music of variable geometry’.

The character, personality and sensibility of each of three protagonists are suggested by geometric forms: the ruggedness of the triangle, the grace of the circle, the obstinacy of the square.

  • Recording: CD: Atma ACD 2 2229 «Nouveaux territoires 01»