for flute, bass clarinet and piano
Commissioned by FLAMEnsemble, kindly supported by Ernst Von Siemens Foundation
Summers are the unstable ecstatic, the sheer passage of time, the ardor.
Wunderkammer. Fragments of a lover's discourse (Roland Barthes). Homesickness of the time when I read about Ada and Van Veen, and we all were children (Ada or Ardor, Vladimir Nabokov). Collection. Loss of a loved portrait. Recollection. Unexpected recoveries. Same places are full of different memories: a bench in a garden - during the day, an opportunity to read, during the night, an opportunity to kiss. After some years, only an imagery covered by dust – and yet we have no desire to kick out it.
A short big-bang of creation, seven chords of inner voices converging to an A, nine seconds concentrate all the infomations I need to write. The excercise was to read in seven different ways the same loved page, but nobody else could see what I loved: I consumed the portrait by dint of looking at it. To mantain it in a fragile life of representation (cruelty of love) I had to stage it again, and injuring with my betrayal all the times it was necessary, despite the increasing weakness, until the flame is exhausted. I chose a chain of chords impossible to me to forget, but with the aim of kill them - exposing seven photos of the life of my musical image.
6 short pieces for piano
(Apparently, a noisy recording.)
"The composition of vast books is a laborious and impoverishing extravagance. To go on for five hundred pages developing an idea whose perfect oral exposition is possible in a few minutes! A better course of procedure is to pretend that these books already exist, and then to offer a resume, a commentary. Thus proceeded Carlyle in Sartor Resartus. Thus Butler in The Fair Haven. These are works which suffer the imperfection of being themselves books, and of being no less tautological than the others. More reasonable, more inept, more indolent, I have preferred to write notes upon imaginary books"
J. L. Borges
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