Claude Vivier

Et Je Reverrai Cette Ville Étrange

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In the collection Arraymusic: Strange City. A very odd suite of six movements with very odd and unique timbres -- something like wheezing winds, Chinese opera orchestra textures, Harry Partch pieces, but really different from all of those -- and lots of noble, melodic, moving, colorful unisons. Truly a strange city! "As the title suggests, this piece is a comeback to a certain spot in my life, certain melodies. Melancholia derives from my taste for past stories, my own stories, few melodies embedded into silence, into the time continuum. This piece is an act of despair in so far as creation is always trying to link past and future, melancholia and hope, to recreate the time continuum that human life has disrupted" (Vivier).