We're (In) The Text (2017) for mezzo-soprano & ensemble
We're (In) The Text is the second half of the diptych composed for the Baron Münchausen collective opera. The piece is written in the form of a rock steady recitative. It is built upon popular stylemas along with classical references and quotations, notably Ravel's Bolero and the Rondes Printanières movement from Stravinsky's Sacre du Printemps. The text is based on the second chapter of Raspe' version which relates hunting stories of the Baron Münchausen.
It was premiered by Isabel Soccoja (mezzo-soprano) & ensemble Offrandes on July 11-12 at La Fonderie, Le Mans (fr).
Martin Moulin, direction - Stéphane Charlot, tenor saxophone - Olivier Mingam, violin - Samuel Boré, organ - Jean-Christophe Garnier, drums.
The piece is dedicated to Jacopo Baboni Schilingi.
Isabel Soccoja (mezzo-soprano), Martin Moulin (dir.) & ensemble Offrandes, La Fonderie, Le Mans (fr), July 10 - 2017
Photo ©Simon Dutay