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After travelling during my years in publishing and for my own research for the operas, I am drawn to an idea mentioned by my grandfather, Robert Le Ricolais: ‘The great changes of terrain for us consist no longer in going far away…but rather in going far in terms of depth.’ (1)
Here are two recent music/films, based on my transcription of J.S. Bach’s Prelude and Fugue XXII from the first volume of his amazing collection The Well-Tempered Clavier. This transcription was first performed in Ely Cathedral (a wonderful acoustic for this work) by a territorial army wind band.
'Question yourself on what you think is simple and what is simple. A table is a simple structure, yes.... but if you analyse it you have to master hyperbolic functions....' (2)
September 30 1967, Paris Robert Le Ricolais (1894-1977) ________________________________________________________________ (1) From ‘Matières’ (1964), in Structures Implicit and Explicit, (Pennsylvania: the Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania) 122, 1973. (2) From ‘Personal Memories’, Haresh Lalvani, in Le Carre Bleu, No 2, 1994, Le Ricolais issue, p.33.