'Náufragos' is a 35 mn-long electroacoustic work in six parts, composed around 2000. It is based on the cycle 'Diante d’El Rey' by the Brazilian poet Lúcio Lins, and on Debussy’s symphonic poem 'La Mer'. A small detail of the 1st movement, once multiplicated, digitally processed and transformed, gives almost all the sonic and structural elements of this work. Fragments of the poem read by Lúcio Lins himself, and excerpts of ritual music in parts II & III and sea’s phonographies, complete the material.
The stage music for 'Noite Escura' — a play written and directed by Paulo Vieira in 1998, about Teresa d’Avila — enlighten her erotic contact with the Angel. In Noite escura II, Josquin Desprez’ 'Qui habitat' is processed in such a way the sound of the choir is progressively dissolved in an electronic aura, thus symbolizing the mystic ascension of Teresa close to God. In contrast, the stern dramaticism of the Spanish composer Cristobal de Morales, whose a Capella 'Piu Jesu Domine' I left practically untouched, just arranged for a virtual choir dominated by low winds (Noite escura V), may be seen as a metaphor of the secular and religious oppression endured by Teresa.
'Passio', written in 2004, enters into the obsessive obscurity of the opening sonority of Bach's 'St. John's Passion'. There is also a version for contrabass saxophone and tape, written and dedicated to Daniel Kientzy & Reina Portuondo.
This CD is a project who was supposed to have been granted and released by UFPB (Federal University of Paraíba) in 2005, in commemoration of its 50 years' jubilee, while poet Lúcio Lins was yet living.
released January 10, 2005
Composition, computers and all DSP: Didier Guigue. Poems and voice in Náufragos: Lúcio Lins.
Some parts of Náufragos use one excerpt of 'La Mer' (Claude Debussy) as recorded by ORF (Austrian Symphonic Orchestra), Powder Classics.
Passio uses a sample of 'Johannes Passion' (J. S. Bach) as recorded by Chapelle Royale & Collegium Vocale, Harmonia Mundi.
Noite Escura uses samples of 'Qui Habitat' (J. DesPrez) as recorded by Huelgas Ensemble, Sony Classical, and of
'Pie Jesu Domine' (C. de Morales) as recorded by Capella Reial de Catalunya, Astrée.
Recorded and mixed em 1999/2000 * by Didier Guigue at his personal studio, João Pessoa (Brazil). Lúcio Lins’ voice pre-recorded at SG Studio, João Pessoa, by Sergio Gallo.
* except 'Passio', 2004.
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Didier GuigueJoão Pessoa, Brazil
Didier Guigue lives in Brazil and teaches contemporary music theory, history and aesthetics at the Federal University of
Paraiba (João Pessoa). His works have been played in many Festivals world around and appear in compilations of electronic music by Organized Sound, Leonardo Music Journal, Sociedade Brasileira de Música Eletracústica (See @ cdemusic www.cdemusic.org)...more