Prix : 60,50 €
21/10/2006 - Paris, Radio France - Orchestre National de France, Alain Altinoglu (conductor)
Omen was indirectly inspired by van Gogh's last painting Wheat Field with Crows that he completed before his suicide and by words from one of Rilke's Quatrains valaisans that might have been inspired by van Gogh too. "Paths that lead nowhere, between two meadows... Paths that often have nothing between them/Other than pure space and the season". The composer also mentions Heidegger who wrote a book titled Chemins qui ne mènent nulle part, thus clearly alluding to Rilke's words. I am no Heidegger expert so I do not know how far a deeper knowledge of his work might help. At the risk of repeating myself - again - the music is what really counts. In this as in the other pieces recorded here the music is always superbly crafted, full of instrumental imagination and often quite beautiful.
While studying art, archaeology and philosophy at the Sorbonne, Edith Canat de Chizy successively received six first prizes from the Paris National Conservatory. She was introduced to electronic music through Guy Reibel at the Conservatory and the Groupe de Recherches Musicales. [...]