Commissioned by the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival 2018.
Recorded in Église Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur de La Bolline Valdeblore, France on July 14th, 2018
“In our society any man who does not weep at his mother’s funeral runs the risk of being sentenced to death.” –Albert Camus, 1955.
“L’Étranger” is inspired by the 1942 novel by French author Albert Camus. Like the novel itself, the trio explores the theme of absurdism through the point of view of the character, Mersault (violin), fighting through his emotions (cello) against the society (piano) that condemns his actions. The trio itself is based on a hybrid form that I am currently experimenting on; featuring traits such as Romanticism, Minimalism, and Improvisation.
“L’Étranger” Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano
About the Artist
Cello: Kendra Lee Grittani
Piano: Riko Higuma
Original Composition by Patrick Wu