Arc-en-ciel cycle: a formula composition

In 2001, I composed the Arc-en-ciel Formula. It is both a musical work for Bb clarinet and double bass, and a "musical formula" on which I have based the Arc-en-ciel cycle. Here is the score:

Page 1: red, orange, yellowPage 2: green, blue, indigo, purple
Arc-en-ciel formulaArc-en-ciel formula

A cycle in seven parts

The Arc-en-ciel cycle is based upon the above formula. At the time, I was very interested in the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen and in his technique of Formula Composition, as well as in Fractals (Formula Composition is an application of fractal thinking to musical composition).


  • Magma for contrabass clarinet, stones, and live electronics (2003)


  • Wu jú sè for clarinet, percussion (5 chinese gongs), double bass, and dance (2002)


  • Zygomatic for voice and live electronics (2005)
  • Risorius for six voices (2005-2006)


  • Rêver for singing dancer and dancing clarinetist (2004)


  • Aqua for solo double bass, aquaphon, clarinet, and live electronics (2004)
  • Aqua Solo for solo double bass (2004 / 2008)


  • Passage Libre for drums and live electronics (2005)
  • Passage for percussion & live electronics (2015-2016)


  • Benedictus for voice, soprano saxophone, and electronic music

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