Ramaut-Chevassus, Béatrice


Le timbre dans Antara de George Benjamin

Méthodes nouvelles, musiques nouvelles. Strasbourg: Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg: 295-306.

Language(s): French


Analysis Mixed Work


Antara for small orchestra, two keyboards and computer is the only piece by George Benjamin that includes electronics. The electronic part (a pan pipe orchestra) was composed on a 4X computer at IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique). The author describes the different parts of the very simple structure (A-B-A’ and Coda) with a focus on timbral effects.

Abstract translation(s):


Ramaut-Chevassus, Béatrice (1999). Le timbre dans Antara de George Benjamin