Comments by Tristan Murail, juror of the competition:


"At the beginning of the piece, you inevitably think of the music of Ligeti. But quickly things change, and we are given to listen to a succession of rich harmonies and textures. Here too, the form is well conceived, and there is always some feeling of suspense, of expectation. For me, the piece had some sort of "cosmic" atmosphere, or perhaps you could say it was like a dream, or like a trip through some unknown places. There were also a number of interesting orchestral contrasts; for instance, after all these rich textures, it was a very good idea to reduce the orchestra to a solo string line, and to a simple melodic interval of a tritone..."