To those who want to listen to him, Thierry Pécou relates the world, its expanse, beauty, and chaos, too, with the suffering of men and their mutilated memories. The trance of the Bahian candomblé, the Mozartian melodic sweetness, the virtuosic orchestration, the pre-Columbian musical archaeology: all these differences intermingle without getting lost in the Tout-monde that Thierry Pécou shares with us.
With the virtuosos of his Ensemble Variances, he takes us off into his Tout-monde (to borrow the lovely expression by the Martiniquais writer Edouard Glissant), cultivating his relations with the Other or the Elsewhere without diluting himself. This is the full meaning of the homage he pays to Henri Dutilleux in Les liaisons magnétiques, to pre-Columbian Mexico with Soleil-Feu, or to the vitalist philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, which is the background of Les Machines désirantes. He visits Indonesian gamelans in his Sextet, without overlooking a festive, sensual detour by way of the islands of the Caribbean with Salsa d’Elissa and Dominica Reggae.