Category / Instrument
6' + 5' + 8' + 7' + 4'30 + 8'15 + 10'
Feuilles à travers les cloches : 12/04/1999
Stockholm, Ensemble Pärlör for Svin
Seven Lakes Drive, Les Ruines circulaires : 23/07/2006
Festival Messiaen au pays de la Meije, Ensemble Les Temps Modernes, Guillaume Bourgogne (conductor)
Garrigue : 15/03/2008
Caen, Festival Aspects des musiques d'aujourd'hui, Ensemble Fa, Dominique My (conductor)
Dernières nouvelles du vent d'ouest, La Chambre des cartes : 21/04/2011
Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw, Nieuw Ensemble, Ed Spanjaard (conductor)
Paludes : 30/09/2011
Strasbourg, Festival Musica, Ensemble Cairn
Une lettre de Vincent : 01/02/2018
Stuttgart, Festival Eclat, L'Itinéraire



Portulan cycle for eight musicians

Portulan: an ancient maritime atlas that shows coastlines and indicates principle landmarks to sailors still lacking compasses.
Portulan, a chamber music project that should, upon completion, consist of a cycle of 9 or 10 pieces. It will be written for 8 musicians (fl, cl, hn, pn, perc, vl, vla, cello), but each piece will use a different combination within that ensemble. It is also a sort of autobiography through metaphors, in the sense that each piece refers to some thing, place, trip, reading or aesthetic experience of particular significance for me. In addition, Portulan is the title of a poetry album written by my father that was important to me when I was an adolescent.

Tristan Murail

Portulan is composed of:
- Feuilles à travers les cloches for flute, violin, cello and piano,
- Les Ruines circulaires for clarinet and violin,
- Seven Lakes Drive for flute, clarinet, horn, piano, violin and cello,
- Garrigue for flute, viola, cello and percussions,
- Dernières nouvelles du vent d'ouest for viola, horn, piano and percussions,
- La Chambre des cartes for eight musicians
- Paludes for flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello,
- Une lettre de Vincent for flute and cello.