This composition is an artistic jorney back in time to rediscover the original, first known recording of human voice made by the Parisian inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville on 9 April 1860.

The composition is build up roughly in three parts: Le Départ égaré, Le Monde liquide and Le Retour, which can be described as: departure to the moment of the first recording, but somewhere halfway the (time)ship gets lost and falls in a totally different, liquid world... Still the audience has go back to that moment and the time machine seems to find it... .

The character of “Au clair de la lune” largely remains a serious manipulated electronic piece, this because of the intention to compare (some) endless possibilities of sound-design with the most authentic audio-material we know. Also, to accompany listerer with electronic sounds to just 10 seconds to the past to emphasize the purity of first known material and to help to realize the huge value of incredible work of Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville.

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Instrumentation: SATB & fixed media in multi channel format
ranges: professional vocal ranges
language: French
duration of work: ca. 07:30
sample duration: 01:57
performing difficulty level: 4
links streaming media: coming soon
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