Exercise in Styles:
On Developing Multiple Versions of Debussy's Syrinx


In the recording project presented below I explored multiple versions of Debussy’s Syrinx for flute solo.
I was inspired by Claude Monet, who depicts the facade of Rouen Cathedral in different times of the day and year, reflecting changes of mood in shades and colours.


The indications related to the tonal parameters of vibrato, dynamics and articulation provided by the score are either relative


The departure point for the next four versions is the manipulation of time. The aspect of temporality is especially significant to performance…


This exercise brings new perspectives on the role of the score in the process of shaping the musical experience.