clarinet and bass clarinet, or (bass) clarinet and bassoon, or two bass clarinets
The three short movements of Axiom (2009) for clarinet and bassoon or clarinet and bass clarinet are based on the progressive construction, looping and superimposition of various melodic-rhythmic cells as well as canonical writing. Sudden modulations create various surprise effects. The entire piece requires a great deal of virtuosity on the part of both performers, both technically and in terms of rhythmic setting.
French Premiere on 2nd april at 08:30 pm in the Conservatoire d’Aulnay sous Bois (France) by Jean-Marc Fessard (clarinet and bass clarinet), Didier Pateau, (oboe), Guillaume Demougeot (clarinet), Elisabeth Kissel (bassoon) Quartz Ensemble (Thierry Cammaert, oboe ; Pascal Moreau, horn ; Mathieu Roskam, clarinet ; Bert Helsen, bassoon ; Roberte Mamou, piano)