REGRM 025 / Michèle Bokanowski

Rhapsodia / Battements solaires




Rhapsodia (2018), 17'
(2 movements and 1 interlude)

Dedicated to Marceline Lartigue
Created in the composer’s own studio
Technical collaboration: Jonathan Prager

Battements solaires (2008), 17’35

Music for Patrick Bokanowski’s film
Produced in the Kira BM Films studios
Production: Kira BM Films with ARTE France and CNC contributions

Best Film Award, 2009 EXiS Festival Seoul (South Korea)

Michèle Bokanowski's art is one of densities, much like the density of a given colour, a given depth. Her sound textures are, indeed, profound, both in the space occupied by their frequencies and the sharp temporal trail they leave behind. Here lies the composer's immense talent that finds the right development for each sound, letting it blossom before altering it, adapting the musical structure to let the sounds “be”, even if it sometimes means returning to the most basic form, such as a loop. This is a sign of great honesty and artistic sensitivity; able to stand back and let the music become music. It is the most radical, the most accurate gesture of composition. The two pieces on this record, dissociated in time, both in their approach and destination, nevertheless reflect, each in its own way, Michèle Bokanowski's highly singular and insightful musical intuition. François Bonnet, Paris, 2020