Haïkus: Été

Annette Vande Gorne

  • Year of composition: 2018-19
  • Duration: 11:24
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • ISWC: T3026338201 / T3035454065


ISRC CAD502011003

To Mario Mary

Summer comes to mind because of “nagging insect games” (Jeux d’insectes lancinants) that muddy the torpor of “a midsummer afternoon’s dream” (Songe d’un après-midi d’été), a kind of “motionless journey” (Voyage immobile). The heat of summer excites extravagance, the “witty dance of the wisps” (Danse folle des feux follets). Each tableau features its own sonic and spatial writing, its own dynamic pictures taken from Robert Schumann (Papillons, op 2, and Traumes Wirren from Fantasiestücke, op 12 no 7), Claude Debussy, György Ligeti, Paul Hindemith, Hector Berlioz, Hugues Dufourt, Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, Jean-Michel Jarre, Antonio Vivaldi, and Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev. These conduct the polyphonic behaviour of sonic pictures and the development of movements in a split ambiophonic space.

[English translation: François Couture, v-20]

Été [Summer] was realized in 2018-19 at the Métamorphoses d’Orphée studio of Musiques & Recherches in Ohain (Belgium) and premiered on April 20, 2019 during the Rencontres internationales de musique électroacoustique de Monaco (RIME) at the Théâtre des variétés.


  • April 20, 2019, Monaco électroacoustique 2019: Concert 3, Théâtre des variétés, Monaco (Monaco)