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OYAMA for large orchestra has been commissioned by Radio Suisse Romande Espace 2. It is dedicated to the crew of Espace 2, to the “Orchestre de la Suisse Romande” and to Fabio Luisi, who created the piece at the Victoria Hall in Geneva in September 2000. OYAMA means in the Japanese language “big mountain” and is also the name of a volcano in the phase of eruption at the time I wrote the score during the spring of the same year. I like the full orchestral formation structured by brass and percussion elements, animated by rapid figures of the woodwinds and strings. I have always been fascinated by natural phenomenons with quickly changing structures like large fires, torrential rivers and volcanic activities. The are, in fact, very musical…