Un Long Ralentissement – Melaine Dalibert

French composer Melaine Dalibert has before quoted Deleuze, referring to his own compositional practice as working on (and with) the behaviour or "space-time blocks". Here his philosophy unravels specific to the covid-19 pandemic; a beautifully spare and minimalist solo piano work, taking the form of a 20-minute long rallentendo which reflects the drop in tension that we are experiencing.



1 - 'Un Long Ralentissement' (20.26)


Music written & performed by Melaine Dalibert. Recording and mastering by Hervé Jegaden & David Launay.

Cover design by Oli Barrett

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Melaine Dalibert

Melaine Dalibert (born 1979) is a french pianist and composer. After studying in Rennes and Paris conservatories he actively engaged in contemporary creation in parallel of a large classical repertory production. He plays world premieres from Gérard Pession, Giuliano D'Angiolini, Michael-Vincent Waller, Tom Johnson, and many others, in solo, with chamber ensemble and orchestra, in Europe and in the USA.

Besides his career as a performer, Melaine Dalibert worked on an algorithms based composition system. His pieces mainly for piano are built on a minimal sound approach to spotlight their own development processes.

Close to visual arts, he collaborated with Véra Molnar, François Morellet and Marcel Dinahet. His body of work has been performed in many art centers by Nicolas Horvath, Reiner Van Houdt among others, broadcasted on great radio channels (BBC, KBCS, France Musique, RTBF...) and is available on Another Timbre and Elsewhere Music labels.