Joan Jeanrenaud

Tune for 2 cellos

'Oulipo' is a two cello version of a piece I originally wrote for the multi-media production 'Your Body is Not a Shark', a collaboration with choreographer Cid Pearlman and poet Denise Leto. The evening long piece premiered in January 2013, the music being scored for solo cello (me), four violins, two violas, two cellos, one bass and percussion (William Winant). One of Denise's poems was titled 'Oulipo' which took its name from the group "Ouvroir de litterature potentielle", a gathering of writers and mathematicians who seek to create new works using constrained writing techniques. Constraints are used as a means of triggering ideas and inspiration.

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