Midi de sable

Elsa Justel

Midi de sable

  • Elsa Justel
  • Year of composition: 2000
  • Duration: 9:47
  • Instrumentation: recorders (alto, tenor, basset, contrabass) and stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • Commission: Phonos Fundació Privida
  • ISWC: T0039461589

To Joan Izquierdo

Midi de sable is written for alto, tenor, basset and contrabass recorders. I tried to explore the roughest sonorities of the instrument and its most unusual playing techniques, with the help of virtuoso flautist Joan Izquierdo. Both the tape and the score material were created using the same type of material, in order to create a single, fused musical discourse. I have explored the strong sonic personality of the contrabass recorder and the subtle shades of the basset to create a deep space. Also, I have tried to create a contrasted space between the electronic part and the sharp sounds of the alto and tenor recorders.

[English translation: François Couture, viii-07]

Midi de sable [Sand Noon] was realized in 2000 in the studio of the Phonos Fundació Privada in Barcelona (Spain) and premiered on March 15, 2001 during the Concerts Phonos a Metrònom series at Metrònom in Barcelona (Spain). The piece was commissioned by the Phonos Fundació Privida.


  • March 15, 2001, Joan Izquierdo, recorders • Concerts Phonos a Metrònom, Metrònom, Barcelona (Spain)