« Les ombres du souvenir »
« The shadows of memory »

Trio for flute, viola and harp

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) of Reims
20 rue Gambetta, 51100 Reims

Commentary :
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 a challenge.

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.