Lionel Marchetti, Mue (la demeure brillante) (MKCD007)

Along with Noetinger (and in collaboration with Noetinger), Marchetti does both concert pieces and live improv. I’ve heard both and can say quite confidently that if you see a notice of these two doing a live show, go see it. Truly. You will be less a person if you don’t.

But Mue. This is a quirky little piece. For instance, the falsetto voice so thoroughly establishes itself as the norm, that when normal voices come in, they sound odd. And the falsetto’s so persistent, that in the few places where it’s silent for a few seconds, one finds oneself impatient for its return. Maybe it’s just me, but I found it to be so. (If one of your friends started talking in this voice, by the way, you would want them to stop right away. Just one of those many differences between life and art, I guess.)

1) Je sens…
2) Je demeure…
3) Je repose…
4) Du tronc où je sommeille…
5) Je me tiens…
6) Contre une écorce claire…
7) Je borde…

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