Sept cordes

Sept cordes is rooted in two fundamental observations: the beauty of Nature and the gift of existence, both of which are an endless source of inspiration for me; and the problem of technical reproducibility, the production of perfectly identical copies of a musical work. That is why I composed Sept cordes in such a way that it is possible to obtain several variants of the work, similar to distinct individuals of the same species or the same group of species.

Thus, for one thing, there is the original album, and for another, a set of versions created through combinations of variations. For this purpose, several variations have been composed for each movement of the original album. Then, by combining these variations, unique versions of the work are achieved.

For instance, one version might feature Variation 5 for the first movement (Naissance), Variation 2 for the second (Enfance), etc. Another might have Variation 4 for the first movement, the same Variation 2 for the second, but a different variation for the third movement, and so forth, without altering the sequence of movements from the original.

For a given combination, each movement presents a single variation among these lists:

Naissance: Variation 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5bis, 6 or 6bis
Enfance: Variation 1, 2, 2bis or 3
Âge de raison: Variation 1, 2 or 2bis
Maturité: Variation 1, 2 or 2bis
Errance (replacing Émancipation): Variation 1 or 1bis
Déclin: Variation 1, 2 or 2bis
Miserere mei: Variation 1 or 1bis
Second purgatoire: Variation 4 or 4bis
Quodlibet: Variation 1 or 2bis

Each combination of variations is released as a single copy on CDr, cassette or USB flash drive, with its own distinct fragment of the cover image printed on the back of the sleeve.