Les Oracles du souffle
20/06/2021 - Etoutteville (France), Manoir d'Etainnemare - François Veilhan (flute)
From the start of this writing project, I wanted to respond to what the bass flute invites, by composing an intimate piece, like a confidence - for close listening which, as its title suggests, attempts to decipher what the sound generating breath tells us. In ancient times, oracles were a fundamental aspect of Greek culture. The oracle is the answer given by a god who has been consulted. This answer is provided via intermediaries, in specific places, on specific subjects and with respect for rigorous rites: taking an oracle is akin to worship. Translating responses may take some learning. The oracle often claims a mediation or even an interpretation... like a musical work.