S'écoule le temps

S'écoule le temps

Concert-performance by six musicians and a painter

Rodrigue Glombard, painting and visual arts

With Karim Touré, percussion and improvisation


The Sextet (new version) by Thierry Pécou for flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, cello and piano, a free allusion to the gongs of the Indonesian gamelans, with its tempo changes and ruptures creating a physical sensation of time, is the heart of the concert.

Each musician will play a solo, immediately prolonged by a duet of an improvised commentary with the percussionist Karim Touré, an explorer of world music, jazz and “chanson”, leading to the fascinating sextet.


Gabriela Ortiz Huítzitl for piccolo flute

Lisa Bielawa Why Did You Lie to Me? for solo cello

David Salleras Mi bailaora for saxophone

Thierry Pécou Perroquets d’azur for solo oboe

François-Bernard Mâche Aulodie for clarinet and tape

Thierry Pécou Sextuor for flute, oboe, saxophone, clarinet, cello and piano

Thierry Pécou Improvisations in duet with percussion

Number of people

Ensemble Variances

Thierry Pécou, piano and direction

Nicolas Prost, saxophone

Arnaud Leroy, clarinets

David Louwerse, cello

Karim Touré, sanza and percussions

Oboe, to be announced


Rodrigue Glombard


Support for this project: Commissariat de L'Année des Outre-mer 2011

The Ensemble Variances receive support from Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - Drac Normandie, Région Normandie, Spedidam, Sacem, Ville de Rouen, Odia Normandie, Onda. The Ensemble Variances is member of Fevis, Futurs Composés, Bureau Export and Profedim. It is member of Groupement d'Employeurs Solstice, supported by Région Normandie. Caisse des Dépôts, main sponsor of Ensemble Variances.