dimanche 16 mars 2014

Alain Pradel - Carnaval


Born in 1949 in the former French West Indies colony of Guadeloupe, Alain Pierre Pradel began studying piano at age 12.
For him, balance came from music, from the piano.  Rural standards did not facilitate his learning.  Classical works were not prized and were sometimes abandoned in favor of local airs.  Both forms of music have a place in his heart and are sources of interest, of reflection
 and of profound emotions.  He was going to remain faithful and even seek to unite them, in spite of prejudgments.
After seven years in Paris, Pradel returned to Guadeloupe in 1975.
It was the start of a period marked by research in composition and by an introduction to music for dance.  In June 1982, at Deshaies, the dream, the merger, became real with the writing of  La cité de voile (The City of Sail), an original work for piano directly influenced by the mixing of cultures.


(by the composer himself)

The eye is attracted by a thousand details, but the sound of drums, chants, shouts surround you ...
 The bass clef triumphs, the treble clef undergoes!

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