Denis Levaillant
INDEX
Radio pieces


Virgule des jours 1997/1998

Suite for chamber orchestra written for the radio.

Commissionned by: Radio France Inter.

First recording: by the composer with Christian Moreaux (oboe), J.L.Chautemps (saxophones), Basile Leroux (electric guitar), David Simpson (cello).

Publisher: Frédéric Leibovitz Editeur.

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Couleur des jours 1997

Suite for chamber orchestra written for the radio.

Commissionned by: Radio France Culture.

First recording: by the composer with Christian Moreaux (oboe).

Publisher: Frédéric Leibovitz Editeur.

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Le Baigneur Radio piece, 25'.

First broadcasting: On 2 May 1993, Atelier de Création Radiophonique / France Culture.

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Inside 1993 Version radiophonique, 34'

First broadcasting: On 2 May 1993, Atelier de Création Radiophonique / France Culture.


Speakers 1987/1988

Radiophonic poem for twelves voices, chorus, two actors and electro-acoustic, 28'30".

Commissionned by: Radio France.

Coproduction: INA-GRM.

First recording : CD Thésis THC 82054 , Musiques pour les voix, 1992, Radio-France choirs, Tranchant, Valadié, Mitrovitsa.

Publisher: Durand and Cézame-Argile.

RAI PRIZE / ITALIA PRIZE, 1988.

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TÉLÉRAMA - 5 october 1988


Amongst the works I most appreciated at best, six or seven out of the 23 presented, some are noteworthy for their texts, original and skilfully written.

With Speakers, by Denis Levaillant and Madeleine Sola, presented in the music category, produced by the Workshop for Radio Creation of France Culture and the musical creation department of Radio France, the listener can appreciate this encounter of text and sound. This is a musical work, admittedly, but also a true radio work: the narrative blossoms, taking on its full worth spurred on by the sound. Two characters stand out from the chorus: Sunny Cash, the golden boy, is in love with Marie. The seduction is played out in a dialogue marked with stock market intoxication. Love is calculated in quotas, and desire varies according to financial indexes. Strained music, jerky voices... The work was recognised by the festival, for it was honoured with a special prize; pity that it was not the Italia Prize.


Emmanuelle Bouchez
http://www.prixitalia.rai.it


Comme un polar 1984

Radio piece, with Christian Zanési, 50'.

First broadcasting: France Musique, 24/12/1984.


Souvenirs de Félicité 1984

Radio piece, for voices, piano and electro-acoustic, 20'.

Dedicated to: Caroline Marcadé.

First performance: On 10 October 1984 in Paris, Dunois, by the composer.

First recording: CD Thésis THC 82051, Musiques for the piano.

Publisher: Durand and Cézame-Argile.

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    TÉLÉRAMA, 17 December 1986

    Memories of Félicité is, according to Denis Levaillant, "a pianist's story". Reminiscences of these little slots (2 ½ minutes) of happiness that run through a life. The rustling of fabric, footsteps in the distance, just an atmosphere. Outside, it was snowing. Nostalgic piano music. Crystal-clear laughter in a bar. Children shouting. Adult voices murmuring. Are you listening to me? I'd like you to try and remember. Before, there was indeed a moment when words and things were stuck together, when you...Flashes of happiness, sounds of broken crockery being swept up. "What happened? Hey, you can tell me. Why did all that stop? Are you listening to me?"

    Eliane Azoulay


Question de principe 1984

Radio piece, 7'.

First recording: LP Nato 304 Six Séquences for Alfred Hitchcock, 1984.


Piano check-up 1980-1981

Radio piece, 33'.

Commissionned by: Radio France for the Italia Prize.

First broadcasting: On 2 May 1993, Atelier de Création Radiophonique / France Culture.

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Ici....Monteverdi 1977

Radio piece (text, music and interviews) with the collaboration of Maurice Roche and Jean-Yves Bosseur, 120'.

First broadcasting: On 1978, France Culture "La Musique and les Hommes".


Madrigoal 1977- idem

Radio piece, 20'.

First recording: private CD for the 70th birthday of Maurice Roche, 1995.


France Musique la Nuit 1975-1977

Thirty pieces of one hour (texts, musics, sound effects).


Circus Virus 1973

Radio piece (texts, music and interviews), 120'.

Dedicated to: Charlie Barrello.

Commissionned by: Radio France.

First broadcasting: On 1 January 1974, Atelier de Création Radiophonique /France Culture.