soprano, wind quintet, string quartet and percussion
To Dino Oliveri
In this piece, Vivier invents a catalogue of words that are especially adapted to his music and favour percussive consonants and syllables constructed with the vowel “Y”. As in an operatic aria, the song unfolds in three steps: a prologue, a sort of five-phrase recitative; a love song, whose constant shifts and free melodic evolution set up an incantatory colour, and finally, a coda.
The instrumental scoring, essentially vertical and lightly blurred in the central section, underlines the psalmodic aspect of the voice. The coda may reveal the work’s key: here, the voice obstinately scans a perfect descending fourth on ka yo né gou di no, hopelessly reaffirming a totally misunderstood message.
(From a text by Sylvie Bouissou)
Thursday, September 15, 1988
Friday, April 20, 1990
Thursday, November 11, 1999
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Thursday, April 24, 2008
CDAtma Classique / 2001 / ACD 22252