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Re: Hugues Dufourt (1943-)
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2017, 08:27:34 AM »
It's very captivating for the first 40 minutes or so, then it tends to be a bit repetitive.

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Re: Hugues Dufourt (1943-)
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2020, 12:42:25 AM »
Anything good to read about this challenging composer? Aesthetics would particularly interest me. And appreciation, in the sense of his relation to other composers and thinkers and painters and musical « schools »

My impression is that his music is heavy, oppressive, and for me that’s not usually specially attractive, on the contrary.

But there are two things going on sometimes which have caught my imagination. One is the pulse. It is often a slow pulse, and very alive, the music breaths. And the second is the dissonance, at least in the older pieces.

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Re: Hugues Dufourt (1943-)
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2020, 11:03:42 AM »
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He certainly has oppressive and heavy things to say about Le Déluge

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The temporal side of Le Déluge is the theological temporality and the consideration of radical evil.

Anyone care to explain this to me?
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Re: Hugues Dufourt (1943-)
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2020, 10:30:11 PM »
More oppressive music, this time for two pianos, Soleil de Proie

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Joan Miro

 Soleil de proie prisonnier de ma tête,
Enlève la colline, enlève la forêt.
Le ciel est plus beau que jamais.

Les libellules des raisins
Lui donnent des formes précises
Que je désigne d’un geste.

Nuages du premier jour,
Nuages insensibles et que rien n’autorise,
Leurs graines brûlent
Dans les feux de paille de mes regards.

À la fin, pour se couvrir d’une aube
Il faudra que le ciel soit aussi pur que la nuit

 Paul Eluard
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Re: Hugues Dufourt (1943-)
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2020, 03:35:53 AM »


Can anyone share this OOP CD with me?
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Re: Hugues Dufourt (1943-)
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2020, 09:24:37 AM »


Can anyone share this OOP CD with me?
Interesting:  I could see the cover image when I wasn't logged in, but can't now.  Hope that you can find a copy of it.  A lot of his music seems to be going for pretty high prices on eBay.  Perhaps you might try your library loan system or maybe be able to hear it (when universities open up again) through one of their libraries--if worse comes to worse.  Or perhaps try and contact the composer directly (or through his record label)?  Good luck!

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Re: Hugues Dufourt (1943-)
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2020, 12:11:08 PM »
Yes I have it now, thanks to the kindness of strangers, Daniel Kawka’s Dufourt CD on the now defunct label Sismal. I wanted it for the piece called l’origine du monde, I guess related to Courbet’s little pic. It is very good, Daniel Kawka is always good.
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Re: Hugues Dufourt (1943-)
« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2020, 12:14:24 PM »
Oh, good!  :)

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