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Two Tafdrup Songs

Besætning:
Soprano and piano
Year of creation:
2008
Duration:
4 min
About the work:

These two cheerful songs to texts by Danish poet Pia Tafdrup are called Fæste øjeblikket (meaning something like the Sting moment) and Det store træf (meaning something like The grand hit).  In spite of the fine titles, these songs are about irritating insects: Moskitoes (on a summer day, with their stings they manage to make one remember the moment with a prolonged itch,) –  and winter flies, (which are here to be understood as a symbol of lazy human beings)