Le fil d’Ariane (2022)

Danielle Palardy Roger


Commission: Productions SuperMusique


Programme notes

The inspiration for this composition comes from two famous Arianes: the mythological heroine (Ariadne) and her famous thread that allowed Theseus to defeat the Minotaur and escape from the labyrinth, and Ariane 5, the satellite-launching rocket that has participated in the construction of an immense labyrinth of millions of satellites, active and deactivated, and of space junk that surrounds our planet. The composition consists of a back and forth between four parts: The crystal ball, The launch, The climbing, The ring of satellites. I conduct the piece, leading the instrumentalists as they move between the benefits and threats that this maze represents for us.