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female voice, harp




Commissioned by Ben Melsky

Premiered by Ben Melsky and Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, Nov 30, 2014, Constellation, Chicago, IL

Text by Voltaire



















On-dit: gossip, hearsay


Text: “A Mme Lullin” (excerpt)


Nous naissons, nous vivons, bergère,
Nous mourons sans savoir comment;
Chacun est parti du néant:
Où va-t-il?…Dieu le sait, ma chère.


We are born, we live, bergère,

We die without knowing how;

Each of us comes from nothing:

Where do we go?...God knows, my dear.

Read more about On-dit at Ben Melsky's blog, Chicago Harp Lab.

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