Claude Vivier (imaginary language)
220.127.116.11-18.104.22.168-perc:Chinese gong/Balinese gong/tam-t/BD/t.bells/superball-strings(22.214.171.124.1)-pre-recorded tape
This work requires additional technological components and/or amplification.
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Evelyne Razimowsky, soprano / 2E2M / Paul Méfano
Bouchara is meant to be a long love song…The entire text is sung in an invented language, a language of love, a story which repeats itself continually.
— Claude Vivier
This program note may be reproduced free of charge in concert programs with a credit to the composer.
“Bouchara, an elegiac 20-minute outpouring that’s like a Liebestod from the surface of Saturn.” —New York Times