Pulsus Flatus Vox

Pre-composition key of Pulsus Flatus Vox.

Pulsus Flatus Vox

Posted on January 22, 2014

Pulsus Flatus Vox (2014) for Flute-Alto Flute, Clarinet-Bass Clarinet, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone.

Performed by Ensemble Intercontemporain during Manifeste festival at Le Centquatre, 2014.

The title Pulsus Flatus Vox (Latin – Rhythm Blow Voice) is derived from the use of musical material.
The form of the piece is binary and exploring opposed possibilities in reading my pre-composition key of the piece. It is founded on very slow pulsations according to prime numbers fulfilled by micro-tonal chromatic in different speed founded on irrational rhythms. The first part has a passive non directional character and the second plays with listeners’ perception: while ears catch the rapid glissando of the horn, the silent and slow ascension through a micro-tonal scale in the low register multiplies itself and begins to dominate transforming a pure sound to a distortion.

Pulsus Flatus Vox appears on Score follower.

In the book  Microtonal Music in Central and Eastern Europe musicologist Rima Povilioniene describes the treatment of microtonal sound in  Pulsus Flatus Vox as ‘a spectral approach connected with the temporal canon’ in the article From Tone Inflection to Microdimensional Glissando: Observations on Microtonal Manner in Contemporary Lithuanian Music where Justina’s graphic sketch representing the spectral arrangement of tones and polytemporal canon of the piece is inserted.

cover of the book Microtonal Music in Central and Eastern Europe

Microtonal Music in Central and Eastern Europe

Pulsus Flatus Vox was performed by:


Ensemble der/gelbe/klang (cond. Armando Merino) concert Neue Musik aus dem Baltikum, Schwere Reiter Musik, München, Germany.


Ensemble Intercontemporain, Manifeste festival at Le Centquatre, Paris, France.