A change of pace

Many musical works have been inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice books, and even by The Hunting of the Snark, but I can’t think of anything other than academic books that have been inspired by his letters. Fortunately, Free Music Archive fills this void by making available Igor Ballereau’s “Lettres à des amies-enfants”, five songs for voice, flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello performed by Jody Pou and Ensemble SIC.

Based on Lewis Carroll’s letters to his child-friends Marion Richards, Dolly Argles, Ethel Arnold, Jessie Sinclair, and on his poem “The Mad Gardner’s Song,” the five pieces are what I would call (not actually knowing anything about it) experimental classical, and may or may not be your cup of tea. But for the whopping price of $0.00, they are definitely worth a listen.

1 comment to A change of pace

  • Jenny Woolf

    I find this kind of music quite hard to listen to as well. But it has a kind of eerie and fantastical air.