Les ombres du souvenir »
flute, viola and harp
The shadows of memory »
Composer : Edith Lejet
Dedicatee : Trio « Les Connivences Sonores » : Odile Renault,
flute, Roberto Aronica, viola, and Elodie Reibaud, harp.
Duration : 8 minutes
Nomenclature : flute, viola and harp
Creation : Tuesday May 15th, 2018, at 8:00 p.m.
« Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional » (CRR)
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Flute, a wind instrument producing high-pitched sounds, viola, a bowed
stringed instrument with medium register, and harp, a plucked string instrument
covering the whole spectrum, are put together to be the sound material
of this piece. Make this instrumental association coherent is kind of
As the music unfolds, short well-typed sound elements or patterns emerge
and gradually are used as pillars for the construction of the piece. Although
they are subjected to ceaseless transformations, their identity remains
perceptible. Hence an impression of reminiscences.
The philosopher Joseph Joubert considered that "reminiscence is like
the shadow of remembrance."
Other kind of reminiscence, it is not excluded that the beginning of the
piece is due to the perfectly unconscious memory of a bird's song.
In the current of the piece the instruments sometimes combine each other,
and sometimes get into conversation or oppose.