The mad gardener's song (Igor Ballereau) by Jody Pou
Igor Ballereau - Lettres à des amies-enfants
Five songs for voice, flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello
Jody Pou; Ensemble SIC
Throughout his entire adult life, Lewis Carroll wrote an uncountable amount of letters to his numerous child-friends, mostly little girls. These letters are undoubtly love letters of a very remarkable kind.
Based on excerpts from a few of them, these songs stand as a musical metaphor for Carroll’s mind and undertaking; a mind intensely caught in between deep melancholy and colorful extravaganza, between childhood as inhabited by angels and death as an unacceptable promise for all.
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