Trois études pour piano (1997)

For piano, cca 8’
Premiered on February 29, 1998, Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montreal
Marc Couroux, piano

Note de programme
For each of these three piano studies, I chose a different musical parameter:
Study I – rhythm: a four-measure rhythmic model that repeats nine times
Study II – harmony: exploration of a five-note chord in several registers and positions.
Study III – melody: a single melody in repetition, which is presented at different speeds by means of temporal expansion and contraction. Download program note.

Excerpt : Trois études pour piano, 1ère étude, Brigitte Poulin, Folklore imaginaire album