||2 Mélodies Floues
||2 Fuzzy Songs
||Besset, Julian Raoul
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||Unknown. Revised and expanded in March 2013
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An undated diptych which resurfaced when sorting through a pile of old music. Originally the second piece was n°1 and composed on a poem by Paul Claudel (1868-1955) (La Rose) and the first piece n°2, on a poem by Jean Follain (1903-1971) (L'Ordre) portraying a dejected pupil applying a broom to a classroom floor. To avoid a copyright issue the composer decided to jettison those texts and replace them with his own dodderings but in the process had to extend the two pieces. The subject matter of the poems refers to his early school days in a certain French provincial city (postcard pictured on the cover in a sort of dreamland haze). These texts are in the form of trobar clus poetry, which is all the more elusive as it refers to his own childhood experiences at a local primary school. The ink pen with its smutty nib replaces the original broom.