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IL LABIRINTO DI SANGUE

for voice, two pianos and two e percussionists
(second percussionist ad libitum)
text by the author
degree of difficuty for instrumental parts: medium
duration: 11’ approx.
year of composition: 1999
work property of the author

WORK REGISTERED AT SIAE (Italian Authors and Publishers Association)


The writing of this melologue flowed into that rebirth of the mologue itself, seen in the last years of the 20th century. The author is convinced that this form, which was dear to certain romantic author, may newly have seduced the musicians of the latter 1900's, after the pomp of the first half of the century (Richard Strauss, Francis Poulenc, Arnold Schonberg et al.).

The turbid and cruel events that the text of the narrator recounts in Il labirinto di sangue find a congruent sonorisation in the two pianos and the percussion, which dilates a sense of the arcane. The pianistic and the percussion writing possess the quality of the most accurate, pure music, be they as they might immerged into a broader context in which they flow together with words. The peculiarity of this melologue is the joint alliance of the autonomy of the words and that of the music, which coexist in reciprocal empathy.