Le Horla
text by Guy de Maupassant

 

This is a request from the singer Marc Filograsso. We made a barter for this piece. I wrote him a melody and he gave me some singing lessons !!

Marc wanted a piece on the dream, the nightmare. He wanted me to compose on this extract of the Horla by Guy de Maupassant. I was very happy to write for Marc and to compose on the words of Maupassant. Maupassant was for me an author that I loved to read in class of 3rd with “Bel Ami”!

I worked in this score on the dream. The precise moment when one wakes up and the nightmare persists. This is a troubling moment. We do not know if we’re awake or if we’re still sleeping …

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piano

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duration 7′