Scenes from the Life of Boullee

ENS.2009.4 | 18’
Soprano, Electric Organ

Midi Rendition of 1.
Midi Rendition of 2.
Midi Rendition of 3.
Midi Rendition of 4.

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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.