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Franck Bedrossian
A chamber to be haunted
2017

2 violins
10'30

24 pages
27*35 cm
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« The prudent carries a revolver… »
« Le prudent porte un revolver... »
Emily Dickinson
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This piece was inspired by Emily’s Dickinson’s poem. Many sound actions were suggested by the words themselves, or by images that became musical gestures — somehow designing the global form.
[Franck Bedrossian]

One need not be a Chamber — to be Haunted

One need not be a chamber to be haunted,
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place.

Far safer, of a midnight meeting
External ghost,
Than an interior confronting
That whiter host.

Far safer through an Abbey gallop,
The stones achase,
Than, moonless, one’s own self encounter
In lonesome place.

Ourself, behind ourself concealed,
Should startle most;
Assassin, hid in our apartment,
Be horror’s least.

The prudent carries a revolver,
He bolts the door,
O’erlooking a superior spectre
More near.

— Emily Dickinson


• Work commissioned by Festival Messiaen, with support from Fondation Francis et Mica Salabert
• Premiered on July 27, 2017 during Festival Messiaen au Pays de la Meije in the church of La Grave — France, by Hae-Sun Kang & Aya Kono
One need not be a Chamber — to be Haunted

One need not be a chamber to be haunted,
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place.

Far safer, of a midnight meeting
External ghost,
Than an interior confronting
That whiter host.

Far safer through an Abbey gallop,
The stones achase,
Than, moonless, one’s own self encounter
In lonesome place.

Ourself, behind ourself concealed,
Should startle most;
Assassin, hid in our apartment,
Be horror’s least.

The prudent carries a revolver,
He bolts the door,
O’erlooking a superior spectre
More near.

— Emily Dickinson


• Commande du Festival Messiaen, avec le soutien de la Fondation Francis et Mica Salabert
• Création le 27 juillet 2017 pendant le Festival Messiaen au Pays de la Meije en l'église de La Grave — France, par Hae-Sun Kang & Aya Kono

Credits

  • Edited by Misael Gauchat
  • Engraving: Daniel Fígols
  • Notice layout: Maxime Barthélemy
  • Proofreading: Franck Bedrossian
© Ph. Gontier

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Franck Bedrossian
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Franck Bedrossian's music, beyond its immediate physical impact, invokes a forceful yet refined dramatic intensity.

The invention of sonic matter and the expressive density in his writing sculpts a musical form rich with acoustic ambiguity and auditory illusions.

Find the complete works, dating from 2018 to future pieces, at Maison ONA.
La musique de Franck Bedrossian, au-delà de son impact physique immédiat, déploie une intensité dramatique avec force et raffinement.
L’invention des matières sonores et la densité expressive de son écriture sculptent une forme musicale riche d’ambiguïtés et d’illusions acoustiques.

Retrouvez chez Maison ONA l’intégralité de ses œuvres composées depuis 2018 et à venir.