Charriere Caroline Au Coeur Du Tibet Sax8
Caroline Charrière
Au coeur du Tibet
for alto saxophone and guitar
intermediate Duration: 6'21 Swiss Composers Series

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Caroline Charrière

Caroline Charrière (1960-2018)

Born 1960 in Fribourg (Switzerland), Caroline Charrière has accomplished flute studies at the Lausanne Conservatory (with Pierre Wavre) and completed them with Aurèle Nicolet and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (GB). During the same time, she studied orchestration and composition with the Swiss composer Jean Balissat and conducting (Lausanne Conservatory, Hervé Klopfenstein)....
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And the heart is beating again...

The piece starts with rhythms and finger drummings on the soundboard of the guitar. Then, within a long meditation, the heart starts to beat, interrupted by silences. The tension culminates into a sequence full of life and movements, followed by rhythmical noises on the saxophone keys accompanied by the gitarre, as a reminiscence of tibetan sounds: spoken words, ritual horn (Dung Chen) and a drum. And the heart is beating again. A tibetan singing bowl is ending the piece and I hope it will keep resonding for a long time... Caroline Charrière, July 2008

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