Night Fragments

from by Decibel

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Night Fragments - 2011
mezzo-soprano, alto flute, clarinet, cello, keyboard and electronics.

Night Fragments responds to texts taken from Belgian Surrealist author, poet and literary historian Francilon Daniels' posthumously published Journaux lntimes. According to the author they were created using a variant of the Surrealist paranoiac-critical method that she described as 'Scriture de sommeil': noting thoughts at the twilight between sleep and wakefulness. The handwritten texts were arranged unusually on the page, sometimes overlapping with one another. It is not known whether they were intended to be calligramsvisual poems-or if this was the result of the author "transcribing" them in the dark. In Night Fragments, a computer controls the temporal coordination of the segmented screen-scores, audio processing, spatialisation1 mixing and independent click-tracks. Night Fragments was written for Caitlin Cassidy, commissioned by Decibel and premiered at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts in 2011.


from Tuned Darker, released January 19, 2015
Composer: Lindsay Vickery



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