War Love & Death
The aim of the composer was to express in this electro-symphonic suite, the misery in it's various forms : misery of the war, social misery, but also intellectual and affective misery.. You will find Man with his fears and cowardice, but also with his goodness and generosity. ARGUMENT : WAR (titles 1 to 4) This first part evokes the internal thoughts of a man before deciding to enlist, the horror of war, the madness resulting from the confrontation with war, and finally man emerging from madness and coming back to life in a long crescendo. ELSEWHERE, LOVE (titles 5 to 11) This part shows antinomies between Hell met in old times african colonial trading posts as well as in the factories of the beginning of the American industrial era, and hope and love always present. WRETCHEDNESS, DEATH (titles 12 to 16) This last part evokes the misery and the violence met in some suburbs of big towns. It evokes also Man confronted, after love, with the vanity of his passed life. It finally suggests an approach of death with calm and serenity. Total duration : 48'32'