Pas au-delà (1989)
solo piano - 10'
Pas au-delà is a technical re-working of some of the formal strategies, though not the materials themselves, used in my earlier piano piece Genoi Hoios Essi (1980-81). The title also refers back to the earlier work. Genoi Hoios Essi was one of the phrases considered by Nietzsche as a possible title for his auto-critique Ecce Homo.
Pas au-delà is a phrase derived from Derrida's critical re-examination of Ecce Homo, Otobiographies. In a similar way the music might be seen as a critical 'deconstructive' reading of the earlier work. The piece was commissioned by James Clapperton for the 1989 Musica festival in Strasbourg.