Lcontemporary creation is on the rise. After Innocence by Saariaho in July in Aix-en-Provence, La Monnaie in turn offers us a real masterpiece with The time of our singing by Kris Defoort. And both times, it must be noted that the works are based on a solid booklet whose first purpose is to tell a story.
A miraculous mimicry between Richard Powers’ novel and its musical achievement
In his interview (the MAD of September 8), Kris Defoort had explained to us how much this account of the life of a Judeo-black family, the Strom-Daley, in the years of the conquest of civil rights had moved him in the as he breathed music in its smallest intentions.