Figures de la nuit / Faces of the Night (1991)27:02Francis DhomontWebRadio
Radiophonic work by Francis DHOMONT
For Inés Wickmann Jaramillo
I have always loved the night.
The night fascinates me, attracts me, envelops me; I breathe it in. I like its intimacy, its complicity, its meditativeness, and the suspension of time until dawn, in Provence during spring, in the singing of the nightingales.
The night is also sleep, the dream, sometimes the nightmare or the fear. For some the night is eternal; for others the night is for love.
White night, ink-dark night, soft night, or deep night: transfigured night…
So many faces of the night.
The night is my friend.
Figures de la nuit / Faces of the night — 27:01
Composed for the late-night show, “Transfigured Night” by David Olds on CKLN-FM, whose title is inspired by Verklaerte Nacht (Transfigured Night) by Arnold Schoenberg. “Figures de la nuit / Faces of the night” is equally an hommage to that composer.
Commissioned by David Olds for CKLN-FM Radio, supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Created on June 3, 1991 in Toronto on “Transfigured Night” on CKLN-FM.
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