Papillon, abîme, nuit

Ingrid Drese

Papillon, abîme, nuit

  • Ingrid Drese
  • Year of composition: 1999
  • Duration: 12:07
  • Instrumentation: fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • ISWC: T9006613010

“Butterfly flutters dancing // Startled from its dream // Hums, shudders, trembles // Travels through underground worlds // Wondrous dream // Flying here and there, to the whims of the wind // Wings beating // The shadow of the butterfly, colour of its wings // Autumn light // Crosses the corner of shadow // Teeming, countless numbers beating their wings thus” — Ingrid Drese


Papillon, abîme, nuit [Butterfly, Abyss, Night] was realized in 1999 at the composer’s studio and premiered on November 17, 1999 during the 6th international acousmatic festival L’Espace du son, at XL Théâtre du Grand Midi (Brussels, Belgium). Papillon, abîme, nuit was a finalist at the 1st biennial acousmatic composition competition Métamorphoses (Brussels, Belgium, 2000). It has been previously released on the compact disc Métamorphoses 2000 (MR 2000).



  • November 17, 1999, L’Espace du son 1999: Concert, XL Théâtre du Grand Midi, Brussels (Belgium)