“State of Captivity” – La condition captive Christine Groult – it could not be created if not for free air. The composer emphasizes that most of her musical ideas were inspired by the place of their initial performance – the courtyard of Caen castle. For the artist the title State of Captivity means being a human, the human condition. Groult refers to the image of the coachman (soul) known from the Upanishads, who is dependent on the coach (body) and horses (senses). No soul, no cry – easy to say; fortunately this difficult task may be much easier with La condition captive – shortly after its beginning you can easily form an opinion on the matter.
Ce qu’a vu le vent d’Est – what the east wind saw. According to Annette Vande Gorne – a desert storm; curtains of sand falling on each other, once openwork once tight, where you can clearly trace the history of Iraq – a cake with layers of civilizations. A work by the Belgian composer shows the influence of Debussy, namely his three works: Dialogue of the wind and the sea (third part of La mer), Ce qu’a vu le vent d’Ouest from Jeux and orchestral interludes Pelléas et Mélisande. Gorne builds her composition based on abstracts from Debussy works three waves of tensions and relaxations, namely “tension counterpoint”: tensions are subject to stretto, relaxation to augmentation. As Gorne herself believes “it creates a time model, where layers of grain matter cover each other, concealing or revealing the influences of Debussy”.