For mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble. Study score.
Symbolism is an aesthetic of atmospheres. Atmospheric can also describe Djuro Zivkovic's "Le cimetière marin" for mezzo-soprano and ensemble, inspired by Paul Valéry's poem. The sea is close to the first person voice of the poem; the dead rest under the gravestones. Zivkovic causes time to cease. This takes place through the seldom-resting glissandi, as slow as long waves on the surface of the sea. An improvisational attitude towards his composing gives rise to an ever-changing colour spectrum.