Description: Recording of Bertand Dubedout's "Aux lampions" ("To the lanterns"). Lampions are small oil lamps, formerly popular as a carriage light. It is a concrete piece in three movements: "Bal convexe" ("Convex ball"), "Le cocher" ("The coachman"), and "Sous les planches" ("Under the boards"). For writers like Bulgakov, Gogol, and Chekhov, the ball scene is often a story of action, tragedy, or desperation; the ball can ruin an existence or bring hope. Delight, delusion, and loneliness are the multiple stigmata of the ball. The sound materials of the piece are all concrete sounds that are based on reality. The sound forms escape any precedence, combining to create images of incongruous weddings like in an agitated dream.
Creator: Dubedout, Bertrand
Partner: UNT Music Library