Mélanges was compiled by pedagogues at the Boulogne-Billancourt Conservatoire as a response to the increase of electro-acoustic music. The compilation provides flautists and oboists with an excellent introduction to playing with electronic accompaniment.
As collection of modern works, Mélanges addresses extended techniques in the solo Flute/Oboe line. These include embouchure technique, whistle tones, special fingerings, harmonics, trills, articulation and making vocal sounds at the same time as sound on the instrument, amongst other elements. For all advanced flautists and oboists seeking to expand and vary the repertoire, in keeping with the advances of music, Mélanges is essential.