Dickinson Studies

5 petites études pour musique élecroniques sur des poèmes d’Emily Dickinson.

Ces courtes pièces ont été composées pour une émission de Daniela Langer, sur France-Culture, consacrée à Emily Dickinson et à ma composition “NOON”. Ce sont des petites esquisses dont je me suis servi pour la composition de “Noon”. La voix enregistrée est celle de la poétesse américaine Marilyn Hacker.

1 – Sea

As if the Sea should part

And show a further Sea –

And that – a further – and the Three

But a presumption be –

Of Periods of Seas –

Unvisited of Shores –

Themselves the Verge of Seas to be –

Eternity – is Those –

2- Light

It’s like the light

A fashionless Delight –

It’s like the Bee –

A dateles – Melody –

It’s like the Woods –

Private – Like the Breeze –

Phraseless – yet it stirs

The proudest Trees –

It’s like the Morning –

Best – when it’s done –

And the Everlasting Cloks –

Chime – Noon!

3 – Presentiment

Presentiment – is that long Shadow – on the Lawn –

Indicative that Suns go down –

The Notice to the startled Grass

That Darkness – is about to pass –

4 – Soft

Soft as the massacre of Suns

By Evening’s Sabres slain

5 – Night

A Night – there lay the Days between –

The Day that was Before –

And Day that was Behind – were one –

And now – ’twas Night – was here –

Slow – Night – that must be watched away –

As Grains upon a shore –

Too imperceptible to note –

Till it be night – no more –

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