Written for flute, clarinet and piano, my Techno-parade is built in a single movement and on a continuous pulsation from one end to the other.
Two highly incisive motifs whirl and rattle, giving the piece its both festive and worried character. The screams of the clarinet and the obsessive patterns of the piano seek to rediscover the brutal energy of techno music. In the center of the room the pianist (with the help of his page turner!) Continues his rhythm in the piano, using a brush and sheets of paper placed on the strings, accompanied by the noisy sounds of the flute (close to a snare drum) and the glissandi of the clarinet.
After this break percussive, the three instruments seem driven into a rhythmic trance that ends the room on a frenetic Tempo.
Written for the ten years of the Empéri Festival, my Techno-parade is dedicated to its three creators Eric Le Sage, Paul Meyer and Emmanuel Pahud.