Scenes from the Life of Boullee
ENS.2009.4 | 18’
Soprano, Electric Organ
SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF BOULLEE, Book 1
Scenes from the Life of Boullée, Book 1 sets the first four parts of John Yau’s poem about the visionary eighteenth-century French architect Étienne-Louis Boullée for soprano and electric organ. Each of the songs explores the idea of a drone—sometimes as a single continuous presence, sometimes broken up into pulsations, sometimes shifting, but always present.