About Traces IV

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As musicologist and critic I was very enthusiastic in one of his last pieces, Traces IV for suo-na and orchestra, a work commissioned and performed for the first time by Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
This is a very virtuoso piece, with a conception a narrative process full of unpredictable events, energy and mastery. The music is conceived like a Chinese calligraphy, with a big feeling of the development of lines in space, for the arabesque and the variety of rhythms. The music has also full range of instrumental colors and the dialogue between the soloist, with the traditional Chinese instruments, and the traditional occidental orchestra, is really fresh and opens a new path in the music of our time. (French musicologist and critic Philippe Albera)