MIDI Wind Instrument, Tam-Tam and Live Electronic
Styx is a mixed work premiered in January 2019 under commission from the Festival Désordre (Brest, France) for saxophonist Stéphane Sordet. The solo part can be interpreted by a MIDI wind instrument (Ewi, Sylphyo or other) or by a soprano saxophone.
The score opposes the violence and impulsiveness of the wind
instrument, tirelessly exploring the same seven-note motif, to a much more global and meditative conception of time as the tam-tam.
As for electronics, it offers reminiscences of the work, increasingly vague, evoking memory altered by time.
Saxophone Soprano Stéphane Sordet, Percussions Etienne Hendrickx