François Sarhan (1972)

Testimony (2007)

for narrator, solo instruments, amplified ensemble and recorded sounds

electronic work

  • General information
    • Composition date: 2007
    • Video, installation (detail, author): JP Witkin, photographie
    • Duration: 50 mn
    • Publisher: édition du compositeur, à télécharger sur son site
    • Commission: Arsenal, Metz
    • Libretto (details, author):

      Charles Reznikoff, Testimony

Detailed formation
  • soloists: narrator, piano (also electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer), cello, percussionist, violin [aussi violon-trompette] , guitar (also electric guitar)
  • alto flute (also flute, piccolo), oboe (also English horn), clarinet, bassoon (also contrabassoon), horn, 2 trumpets (also cornet, flugerlhorn), trombone, tuba, percussionist, harp, violin, viola, double bass (also electric bass guitar)

Premiere information

  • Date: June 2007

    France, Metz, Arsenal


    l'Ensemble Modern.

Information on the electronics
Electronic device: amplification, sons fixés sur support