composer

Swart, Celia

Celia Swart (1994, NL) is a new music composer, saxophone player and visual artist. Growing up playing saxophone and piano, she found her love for composing. In 2018 Celia completed her ...

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composition

Les secrets de l'air : for soprano saxophone and piano / Celia Swart

Publisher's number: 20234
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Saxophone and keyboard instrument
Instruments: sax-s pf
Remarks: Commissioned by and dedicated to Femke Steketee.
Duration: 6'50"
Number of players: 2
Year of composition: 2019
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
In ‘Les secrets de l’air’, the wind and sea are a metaphor for a lost loved one who whispers secrets, while dancing around you in fits and starts. I was inspired by the sea and skies of Zeeland, which is for Femke and myself familiar ground, since we both grew up there. Over there, the sky can be grey and dull, and the waves of the sea can roll threateningly towards you. But, in no time the heavens are blown clean by the wind and a radiantly blue sky makes you forget that it had ever rained at all; nowhere else in the Netherlands you’ll find the contrasts so great.
Secrets whisper as they flow through wind and waves around a young woman. Emotions of anger and frustration are initially hesitant and sparing, but they erupt with full power as the storm gathers its momentum. Once all has been said and the last dark strips of could slowly dissolve into the air, the girl – in painful acceptance – takes her secrets and continues her way.

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