Three Vintage Portraits…


Three Vintage Portraits of Exquisite Ladies Expressing Their Frame of Mind [2018]


Three Vintage Portraits of Exquisite Ladies Expressing Their Frame of Mind [2018]

Viola and Guitar

Duration: 10’

Three Vintage Portraits of Exquisite Ladies Expressing Their Frame of Mind [2018]

1 – Innocence dressed in blue

2 – Inducement dressed in green

3 – Melancholy dressed in yellow

This work was deeply inspired by three old portraits of young ladies, each with a unique expression, revealing the depths of their souls. The ladies express themselves in a simple, elegant, self-assured and natural way.

My compositional procedures always start from extra-musical objects as the main source of creation and inspiration. These extra-musical objects can appear in my work in the form of colors, feelings, images, poetry, states of spirits, etc. My hypothesis is that these extra-musical objects are mainly responsible for the existence of the musical work, independently of the will of its author.

Written and dedicated to Michael Hall (Viola) and Aaron Larget-Caplan (Guitar), premiered at Now Musique – April 13, 2019 – Arlington Street Church, Boston.

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