2014 Student Research Conference:
27th Annual Student Research Conference

Andre Jolivet: A Discussion and Performance of Ritual, Mythology, and Magic in Chant de Linos
Andrew T. Robson
Dr. Julianna Moore, Faculty Mentor

Andre Jolivet composed Chant de Linos as a competition piece for the Paris Conservatory in 1944. The work is a programmatic composition, in which Jolivet derives the music from the tragic story of Linus in Ancient Greek Mythology. At the top of the score, he writes that: The Song of Linus in Greek antiquity was a form of threnody: a funeral lamentation interrupted by cries and dances. Jolivet had a desire and a passion to create works that would speak of musics origional and ancient meaning. In Chant de Linos, Jolivet blends ancient Greek musical elements into his own compositional methods to dramatize the program that the work is based upon. This presentation will demonstrate how, through Chant de Linos, Jolivet writes music that explores ancient meanings and ritualistic ideas, and will include a live performance of some excerpts from the work.

Keywords: Jolivet, music, flute, French Music, Greek Mythology


Presentation Type: Performance Art

Session: 3-3
Location: OP Performance Hall
Time: 3:00

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