Le tombeau des fondeurs has been performed in Ivry-sur-Seine…
To Messiaen, Stravinsky, Varèse, and other casters
The bell caster knows what he is doing: he has a clear idea of a sound, and despite the elements that are against him, he will know how to mix the alloy, to cast the form, and to refine the rough to give it the sonic aura dreamed of, where timbre and pitch are one.
He will also give to humanity an eternal inheritance. Because once tuned, the bell will keep forever the imprint of its caster, of dazzling beauty, of radiating power, but not without a hint of melancholy, especially when heard at distance, through the fog…
How to resist to this mermaid’s call? Should we not trust this goddesses’ chant to avoid a shipwreck? Let us pay them a tribute, and try to outlast them!
Le tombeau des fondeurs [The Tomb of the Casters] was realized in 2008 at the composer’s studio and the studios of the University of Huddersfield (UK) and premiered by Wilhem Latchoumia on October 18, 2008 at Studio 4’33" in Ivry-sur-Seine (France). The piece was commissioned by Pierre Malbos. Thanks to Françoise de Latour and Pierre Malbos to have made this sound recording possible. The piano Baschet-Malbos is built, tuned, modified, and maintained by Pierre Malbos.
- October 18, 2008, Wilhem Latchoumia, piano Baschet-Malbos • Concert, Studio 4’33", Ivry-sur-Seine (Val-de-Marne, France)
October 18, 2008Ivry-sur-Seine (Val-de-Marne, France)
January 19, 2014Martian Gardens / WMUA (USA)
March 6, 2014Radiophon / Südwestrundfunk SWR2 (Germany)
April 16, 2014La Rebelión de los Antioxidantes / Radio Ciutat Vella: La Rebelión de los Antioxidantes (Spain)
April 17, 2014La Rebelión de los Antioxidantes / Radio Ciutat Vella: La Rebelión de los Antioxidantes (Spain)
June 24, 2014WMUA (USA)
June 24, 2014Beyond The Beyond / CHRW 94.7 FM (Canada)
July 4, 2014The Sound Projector Radio Show: The Bittter End / Resonance 104.4 FM (UK)
December 15, 2014Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
February 18, 2015Foldover / WOBC 91.5 FM (USA)