Farewells (2018) fixed media requiem

Farewells is a mixed music piece in the form of a requiem which was composed for my uncle’s funeral in February 2018. The textual fragments are from Fernando Pessoa, all coming from his first English Sonnet. They tell the original incommunicability of being and the shortfalls of language. Thus it is through contemplation and reverence that the spontaneous rebellion of humans towards mysteries and death might found its sublimation. Farewells is a piece of music which takes part of that ritual, the one that achieves the linking of presence to existence, of life to death.

The cantus firmus are issued from Fuse (2007) and the electroacoustic choral is issued from the 2d movement of Le Surgissement du Réel (2018).

with Sara Notarnicola & Sirana Szterynski, voices.

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