L'assaut sur la raison : for symphony orchestra
by Andrián Pertout (2003)
Also known as: Symphonie de guerre
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L'assaut sur la raison is part of a two-movement work (essentially a Symphonie de guerre), which philosophically represents not only a personal statement in condemnation of the general act of war, but a collective reaction encompassing the artistic world at large. 'L'assaut sur la raison', the first movement although directly inspired by the 2003 Iraq war, also intended of having a connection with more general world events, and the illogical thought process behind war, hence 'The assault on reason'. L'assaut sur la raison employs pitch material based on a two-octave scale constructed of dissimilar tetrachords, and is therefore a scale featuring a tonic not repeated at the first octave. Rhythmically on the other hand, the piece explores additive rhythms, via the adoption of a 5/8 meter augmented by the additions of 3, 4, 5, 6, and then 7 quavers in an expanding and contracting sequence. Literally: 5/8; 5/8, 3/8; 5/8, 7/8 (3/8 + 2/4); 5/8, 7/8, 5/8; 5/8, 7/8, 5/8, 3/4; 5/8, 7/8, 5/8, 3/4, 7/8; 5/8, 7/8, 5/8, 3/4; 5/8, 7/8, 5/8; 5/8, 7/8; 5/8, 3/8; and 5/8.
Instrumentation: Piccolo, flute, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet in B flat, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets in B flat, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (1 player), harp, strings (126.96.36.199.3).
Duration: 6 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.
Written for: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Commission note: Composed as part of the 2003 Australian Composers’ Orchestral Forum
Written in response to the 2003 Iraq war.
Winner of the 2004 ISU Contemporary Music Festival/Louisville Orchestra Composition Competition (Indiana, USA) and the APRA Award for Orchestral Composition – 2004 3MBS FM National Composer Awards (Melbourne, Australia).
- Has as subject/About: Anti-War
Performances of this work
12 Nov 04: 38th Annual Contemporary Music Festival, Tirey Hall, Tilson Music Hall, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA.. Featuring Louisville Orchestra.
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