Charlie – Bruno Giner

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Musical fable based on “Matin brun” by Franck Pavloff.

For soprano voice, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello.

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Charlie – Bruno Giner

Musical fable based on “Matin brun” by Franck Pavloff.

For soprano voice, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello.

Conductor score

Full score and parts on rental, contac us.

* Summary of the action: Charlie and his buddy live a period confused by the rise of a totalitarian regime: the Brown State… * Summary of the action: Charlie and his buddy live a period confused by the rise of a totalitarian regime: the Brown State… The brown state has arbitrarily decreed to eliminate all cats that are not brown. Some time later, the same is true for dogs, newspapers, publishing houses and libraries. Soon the militia arrests all owners of non-compliant dogs and cats. Nevertheless, Charlie and his friend continue to live in a very ordinary way, between horse races, card games, soccer games and other moments of everyday life. Neither heroes nor bastards. Simply, to avoid trouble, they look away and accept every new constraint.

“In 2003 I discovered by chance Matin Brun by Franck Pavloff, a short novel of a few pages which describes both the rise of a totalitarian regime and the reaction – or more exactly the absence of reaction – of the protagonists, namely Charlie and his pal. It is an extremely simple story (almost a children’s tale), readable in a few minutes and yet capable of generating long hours of reflection…

Composed for the Aleph ensemble, Matin Brun has been transformed into Charlie, a sort of contemporary musical fable with only one character (Charlie’s friend) where recitatives, songs, slogans, arias, spoken or sung choruses, collages, quotations, etc. are mixed together.

Deliberately derived from the small operatic forms of the 1920s/1930s Charlieis an attempt to answer several questions that have been nagging at my ear as much as my mind: how to musically carry a text that makes sense? How to bring together classical and popular music? How to blend the musical language without falling into the old-fashioned or plagiarism? How to manage the atonal-tonal-modal relationship and give it meaning? What is the role of the musicians in a dramaturgy that is not quite musical theater and even less music for the theater? In short, how can one appropriate a certain form of post-modernity when one has been “nursed ” in the post-war avant-gardes ? » Bruno Giner.

Collection ” Carnets du 21e siècle“, directed by Bruno Giner.

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Weight 0.447 kg
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Duration

30 – 45 mn

Formation

Ensemble

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