Respire marche pars va-t-en

Sophie Delafontaine

Respire marche pars va-t-en has been performed in ’s-Hertogenbosch, Birmingham, Brussels and Montpellier…

When you love, you have to leave
Do not cry with a smile
Do not nest between two breasts
Breathe walk leave go away

— Excerpted from Blaise Cendrars’s Tu es plus belle que le ciel et la mer [our translation]

My reflection started from our breathing and what it represents: life, movement, a swing. This swing is everywhere around us: in the hours that pass, the flow of time, our changing state of mind, or more concretely in our forward gait. Is it also present in our running away?

I left Switzerland to come to Belgium to study acousmatic composition. These studies allowed me to acquire the necessary tools to compose in complete freedom. But at the same time, I felt a kind of nostalgia that made me reflect on my roots. Respire marche pars va-t-en crystallizes the impressions I had when I left.

[English translation: François Couture, iii-19]


Respire marche pars va-t-en [Breathe walk leave go away] was realized in 2013 at the composer’s studio in Brussels (Belgium) and premiered on March 27, 2013, during the concert ÉlectroBelge at Espace Senghor in Brussels (Belgium). Respire marche pars va-t-en won the 2nd prize in the acousmatic music category at the 6th Destellos Electroacoustic Composition Competition (Mar del Plata, Argentina, 2013).

Premiere

  • March 27, 2013, ÉlectroBelge: Hommage à Arsène Souffriau; Panorama de la musique électroacoustique belge actuelle, Espace Senghor, Brussels (Belgium)

Awards

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Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
September 16, 2019 Sophie Delafontaine, Respire marche pars va-t-en (2013), 9:48 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
November 16, 2019 Sophie Delafontaine, Respire marche pars va-t-en (2013), 9:48 Martian Gardens #998 / Global Community Radio Channel 2 (USA)
December 12, 2020 Sophie Delafontaine, Respire marche pars va-t-en (2013), 9:48 Two-Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Edition / The Parish News (UK)
August 5, 2021 Sophie Delafontaine, Respire marche pars va-t-en (2013), 9:48 Two-Hundred and Fifty-Sixth Edition / The Parish News (UK)