Xylopédies – Jean-Luc Rimey-Meille


Xylopédies – Jean-Luc Rimey-Meille

10 pieces for xylophone solo

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Xylopédies – Jean-Luc Rimey-Meille

10 pieces for xylophone solo

  • Xylopédie N°1 : Pertubations Atmosphériques
  • Xylopédie N°2 : Désinvolture
  • Xylopédie N°3 : La Petite Boucle
  • Xylopédie N°4 : Instabilité Chronique
  • Xylopédie N°5 : Claudication Intermittente
  • Xylopédie N°6 : Déambulations Superfétatoires
  • Xylopédie N°7 : Croisons les Doigts
  • Xylopédie N°8 : Parallélisme Induit
  • Xylopédie N°9 : La Pavane du Paon
  • Xylopédie N°10 : Fourberie

“I have always loved Erik Satie!

His direct and sensitive music …

His exquisite taste in titles,

His sense of derision,

His art of provocation,

His collection of umbrellas!

By paraphrasing one of his titles, I wanted to pay homage to him, and even if the xylophone was not his favorite instrument, I am amused to think that the pieces of this collection could have made him smile… a bit.

The word Xylopedie is a combination of xylophone and “pedie”, a suffix related to education.

The sonority of this title is close to Erik Satie’s Gymnopédies, which are either dances that had to support the morale of the Spartans, or a word combining gymnastics and encyclopedia …

The special touch that xylophonists must develop to make their instrument work can be an asset in their approach to other percussion instruments. I propose in this collection of short pieces (between 1 and 3 minutes approximately) which stroll in a universe a little crazy but always related to the expression to the sensitivity and the phrasing”.

Jean-Luc Rimey-Meille

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Weight 0,090 kg

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