Éclats de feux

Vanessa Massera

Éclats de feux has been performed in Corfu, Karlsruhe, Lisbon, Rome and Sheffield…

The title Éclats de feux (“Shards of Fire”) is a reference to the countless bonfires and fireworks one can see and hear every November in England. This is the first piece the composer completed in the UK, and it echoes travels and fast-paced movements through a rich, contrasted approach where several tableaux and soundspaces are stacked. Éclats de feux is an attempt to express wonder in the face of the complexity of constant changes.

[English translation: François Couture, ii-22]


Éclats de feux was realized in 2015-16 at the University of Sheffield Sound Studios (USSS) (UK) and was premiered on May 14, 2016 as part of the concert series Sound Junction in Sheffield (UK). Éclats de feux won the 2nd prize at the Jeu de temps / Times Play (JTTP) (Canada, 2016).

Premiere

  • May 14, 2016, Sound Junction Spring 2016: Concert 2, Firth Hall — Firth Court — The University of Sheffield, Sheffield (England, UK)

Awards

Details

Éclats de feux [Shards of Fire] (2015, 16), 9:55
stereo fixed medium

Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
December 8, 2016 Vanessa Massera, Éclats de feux [Shards of Fire] (2015, 16), 9:55 Foldover / WOBC 91.5 FM (USA)
October 18, 2022 Vanessa Massera, Éclats de feux [Shards of Fire] (2015, 16), 9:55 The Langham Research Centre Show / Resonance 104.4 FM (UK)
October 23, 2022 Vanessa Massera, Éclats de feux [Shards of Fire] (2015, 16), 9:55 #819 / Framework Radio (Estonia)
October 28, 2022 Vanessa Massera, Éclats de feux [Shards of Fire] (2015, 16), 9:55 Ausflug / FSK Radio (Germany)
October 28, 2022 Vanessa Massera, Éclats de feux [Shards of Fire] (2015, 16), 9:55 Electronic Therapy / Radio Mercure 93 FM (France)
November 6, 2022 Vanessa Massera, Éclats de feux [Shards of Fire] (2015, 16), 9:55 Symbiose / CISM (Canada)
December 10, 2022 Vanessa Massera, Éclats de feux [Shards of Fire] (2015, 16), 9:55 Episode 1131 / Martian Gardens Podcast (USA)