Everything has evolved in accordance with the changes that have happened all over the world. And music is not an exception to this. It has grown beautifully in terms of genres that are ever-expanding to add on more new styles and artists that could give a new direction to music and, thus, a new form that everyone would love to hear. Many artists are exploring their passion as a profession in the music industry, excelling in their domains, be it singers, rappers, music composers or the artists who play various instruments.
In the contemporary world, where listening to music is a source of peace and a way of expression for many, many artists have risen to fame with their art that has done wonders in the music industry. They have left a mark of their own that one could never miss. One such artist is the French music composer named Philippe Hersant, who has released another excellent album that is up for winning the hearts of all the music lovers.
The below-stated section would further explore more about the French composer Philippe Hersant, the musical instrument that the core of his album, and the album in particular.
About Philippe Hersant
Philippe Hersant was born in 1948 in Rome, the capital city of Italy. He has taken his education about music composition with André Jolivet at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique situated in Paris. His excellence in music stands tall with his catalogue with more than a hundred pieces, which does not include his theatre and films scores. He has also been successful enough to be the recipient of commissions from illustrious institutions like Radio France, Paris Opera, Notre Dame de Paris, French Ministry of Culture and the Orchestre National de Lyon. With his excellence being used to the core, his new album of the Music for Bassoon is doing wonders.
What is Bassoon?
The bassoon is a woodwind musical instrument used in the music industry to produce low range sound. It uses a double reed to create the sound with its structure. The shape of this instrument is distinctive and looks like a tube that seems to have been folded in two.
About the album
The album explores the use of the bassoon instrument at its core. Philippe Hersant works with Pascal Gallois, the virtuoso bassoonist who was the key player in the Ensemble Inter-Contemporain in Paris that took place during the 1980s and 90s. Hersant composed eight duos for the combination of viola and bassoon, eight further duos of bassoon and ensemble and the other individual pieces that would either go solo or with viola or female choir.
The virtuousness and the adventurous point of view of Gallois gave Hersant an opportunity to explore new aspects and techniques of using the musical instrument. However, like in Hersant’s other works, you can easily trace the influence of Messiaen from the way he has used folk melodies. The open and radiant harmony are the characteristics that could be seen in all the music created by him.
Hersant is one such craftsman who has excelled in his art and leaves people in awe with his work. His modality and tonality and unique voice, and his style of composition have appealed to a broader audience. And the love of his fans keeps on increasing with his new remarkable releases of music. With the use of bassoon, he gave apt attention to this wind instrument that is often neglected by many. His work in the music industry as a composer has been par excellence making him a truly deserving artist for all the awards that he has claimed with his musical skills.