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Parfum de la Nuit

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Specifications
Region
Asia
Estimated Duration
1 - 5min
Date
2009

ISMN : 979-0-2325-0114-7

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Notes on this piece
For a few years now I have been fascinated by the imaginary poetic of Jules Breton (1827- 1906), writer and also painter of the Barbizon school. This was already the case when I composed ?Tableau de la nuit? for three female voices a cappella (first performed in 2006 in Royaumont). His poem "Parfum de la nuit" is a realistic description of an evening landscape in the Artois, that often overcast region in northern France. It uses a range of simple terms giving a striking image of nature, in grey tones, one that evokes for me the perfume of the night, as one might feel the resonance of the aural tone-colour. I composed this score in accordance with a certain dramaturgy, in the manner of a theatrical play, by looking for several types of tone-colour for the soprano part and by using a scale of words treated at times like a collage, at times like a highly lyrical sequence. I wanted, moreover, an organic fusion of the five instruments and the voice.
Instrumentation
voice
clarinet
bass clarinet
accordion
percussion
violin
cello
Recording
April 2010 - Moulin d'Andé - France
Ensemble Aleph
Score Details
Format - A4 / US Letter
Pages - 32