Date of Degree
Joseph N. Straus
Jeff W. Nichols
Analysis, Les litanies d'Icare, Network Theory, Opera, Pousseur, Votre Faust
La vie dans les plis was premiered at The Firehouse Space (Brooklyn, NY) on June 9, 2014, by violinist Karen Rostron and pianist Mirna Lekić. The piece's title is a reference to an eponimous collection of texts by Belgian author Henri Michaux. There is no direct connection between Michaux's text and the structure of the piece. This choice of title, in addition to its great poetic beauty, is meant as an acknowledgement of my indebtedness to Henri Michaux's writings, and, more generally, to Surrealist - and Surrealist-influenced - poetry, for revealing to me the artistic value of a bold exploration of the self.
Bregegere, Andre Rene, "La Vie Dans Les Plis" (2015). CUNY Academic Works.
This composition and the essay, "L'Harmonie révée: An Analysis of Henri Pousseur's 'Votre Faust' And 'Les litanies d'Icare,'" together constitute the author's dissertation but are otherwise unrelated.