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is a duet for soprano saxophone and tape in which a
single instrumental line is fragmented and distributed
between two parts. Sounds derived from the saxophone
were used to generate most of the tape part in which
transformations of both the timbre of the saxophone
and the musical patterns it articulates are used to
form a polyphony with the original image or line. It
is through these often fragmented refractions and distortions
that the saxophone weaves its solo part.
was written in 1990. It was awarded a second prize in
the 1991 Bourges Competition for electroacoustic music
and an honourable mention in the 1992 Prix Ars Electronica.