(1996 – version 2007)
Duration : 19′
Commissioned byRadio-France
First performance : december 12th 1998 at Maison de Radio-France by Philippe Graffin
Publisher : Editions Jobert

One of the meanings of this title lies in the way the musical developments, throughout this piece, converge on centres of attraction to go away from it immediately.
This principle of double progress is particulary perceptible in the first movement, with its central theme surrounded by its diverse variations.
But “Solstices” is also the sun, the fire, the light, the life …

Patrick Burgan