Commissioned by DGArtes with the support of the Portuguese Flute Association
Projecto Cidades (in)visíveis
Written for the Ensemble Performa
Le jardin d’une femme (2020) is a reflection about the role of gardens in a city. The title is derived from Henri Michaux’s poem En Occident Le Jardin D’une Femme Indienne, in which the writer encounters a garden surrounded by high walls, in the midst of a grey, populated city. The garden “exalts, elevates, and fills” as rebellion against asphyxiation caused by an oppressive metropolis.
This musical composition is dedicated to Yvette K. Centeno with friendship and admiration
Special thanks to Sara Carvalho