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From Bleu 2 to Bleu 3

On August 31st, I finished the score of Bleu 3 , a composition for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. Today, I wrote program notes : I composed Bleu 3 during the summer 2007. The piece has been inspired by the triptych " Les trois bleu " by Juan Miró . For this project, I adopted an iterative composition process involving several interests of mine. First, I recorded Bleu 1 , a series of three miniatures improvised on bass clarinet, basset-horn , and contrabass clarinet , using each of the three paintings as instantaneous inspiration. The next step has been an electronic music piece called Bleu 2 . All the sounds in this piece result from transformations of the Bleu 1 sound file through personal spectral processing tools. Finally, Bleu 3 is a transcription of Bleu 2 into a quartet for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. The eight sections of the piece are called Cristal , Fouillis , Louange , Ange , Abîme , Danse , Arcs-en-ciel , and Fureur . Bleu 3 is an homage to Olivi