Louis Andriessen (1939-2021)
Passeggiata in tram in America e ritorno (1998)
for solo voice, amplified violin and ensemble
- General information
Composition date :
Revision dates : 2002
- Duration : 8 mn
Libretto (details, author) :
- Composition date : 1998
- Vocal music and instrument(s) [Solo voice(s), solo instrument(s) and ensemble of 10 instruments or more]
- soloists : unspecified soloist voice, violin
- 3 trombones, flute, horn, 3 trumpets, piano, double bass
27 July 2001
Cristina Zavalloni : voix, Monica Germino : violon, De Volharding, direction : Ernst van Tiel.
29 September 2002
Italie, Tolmezzo, Sala del Municipio
Cristina Zavalloni : soprano, Sentieri selvaggi, direction : Carlo Boccadoro.
The DVD Passeggiata in America e ritorno was made in 1999. The score consists of a short "ouverture" for keyboard and a song for jazz singer, violin and keyboard. The text solo consists of two long fragments of the poem in prose by Dino Campana with the same name. The visual artist Marijke van Warmerdam made a rigorous interpretation of Campana’s beautiful, surrealist poetry into an adventurous, polyinterpretable imagery. The song is especially composed for the italian singer Cristina Zavalloni.