Perpetual Sense Of Being Out


NOTE

Based on Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs Dalloway, this piece aims to deal with time trajectories.

 

“The clock was striking. The leaden circles dissolved in the air. But she must go back. She must assemble.”

“She had a perpetual sense, (as she watched the taxicabs), of being out, out, far out to sea and alone.”

“He lay very high, on the back of the world. The earth thrilled beneath him. Red flowers grew through his flesh ; their stiff leaves rustled by his head.”

“She always had the feeling that it was very, very dangerous to live even one day.”

Excerpts : Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway, Hogarth Press, 1925

This piece is written for Cristiana Presutti and Gyslaine Waelchli


COMMISSION

Zone Franche Association (Switzerland)


PREMIERE

June 28, 2011
San Isidoro church, Rome, Italy (in partnership with the Swiss Institute Rome)

Cristiana Presutti – soprano
Gyslaine Waelchli – soprano


FURTHER PERFORMANCES

Cristiana Presutti and Gyslaine Waelchli

March 31, 2017
Festival Archipel, Geneva, Switzerland
December 4, 2016
CACY, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
January 8, 2015
Cave12, Geneva, Switzerland
December 8, 2013
Flux Laboratory, Geneva, Switzerland
September 29, 2012
Arcoop building, Carouge, Switzerland


RECORD

The Lines (NEOS)