Sarah Good Zakary Colello

In 1692, New England was the scene of one of the best-known episodes from the eternal witch hunt, the Salem witch trials. The piece presents several voices of this historical story. First, there’s John Harton, the judge who sentenced Sarah Good to be hung to death. Then, we hear the clerk who transcribed the trial. There’s also William Elliot Woodward, who collected the original transcriptions to make a book. Finally, we hear the voice of Sarah Good, one of the 20 people executed for crimes they couldn’t have committed. Her voice in the piece sometimes appears as words, sometimes as music. The music surrounds the text; it tries to enter the story to take on the role of a character or a decor. The actors who provided the voice work are Mahdi Ourahmoune and Mélissa Colello.

Source: 2022

  • Year of composition: 2022
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Hardware used: Orgue à tuyaux, voix parlée, systèmes modulaires divers, synthèse FM
  • Software used: Ableton, Max/MSP, Cecilia
  • Duration of the submitted work: 8:07

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