First performance by Kathleen Gallagher, Old Darlington School, Sydney, 1992
Composed at Forcalquier, France, in June 1992, the piece’s title comes from Colette’s words for the Princess’s song in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilèges.
Ford's . . . les débris d'un rêve, for piccolo and electronic reverb, found its expressive power in suggesting the fleeting and the elusive. The work, which was written for Kathleen Gallagher, is witty, clever and rather like Leunig in sound
David Vance, The Sydney Morning Herald
Ford is at his best in this kind of piece [. . . les débris d'un rêve], worrying away at obsessive patterns, exploring the potentialities of an instrument in minute detail; in this case strongly suggesting that the dream of the title had something to do with the motions of a hyperactive insect.
Roger Covell, The Sydney Morning Herald