Laurent Cuniot: Ombrae, by the Ensemble TM+ directed by Marc Desmons
A play on poetry, philosophy, paradox and Purcell
Poetry, philosophy, Purcell and paradox all provided inspiration for this work by French composer Laurent Cuniot. Its music is hushed, yet piercing and oscillates between two opposed states of mind: ruminative and revealing. Born in Reims in 1957, Cuniot’s early work was much influenced by the new technologies. Written for the oboe (and 9 other instruments)— with his friend Jean-Pierre Arnaud in mind — Ombrae is a true drama smouldering in the shadows.