We don’t always play our repertoire on the instrument for which it was written and thought. This may be because we are confronted with a transcription (hi Katchaturian, hi Mendelssohn, or more recently, hi Janáček), or because we play a piece from an earlier period than our modern flute.
Indeed, the literature for traverso (or for later instruments, flutes with several keys but still made of wood unlike the modern instrument) offers us very beautiful pieces of which it would be a pity to be deprived ; however when the time comes to play them with the modern flute, it is not always easy.
Music & sound design
Back already ! As promised, after the lore and the NPCs, it’s time for the pièce de résistance. For this third article dedicated to Hollow Knight, I’m going to tackle the sublime soundtrack, composed by Australian composer Christopher Larkin, who was also in charge of the sound design.
Metronomy – Love Letters
Art loves talking about love, a feeling both obvious and complex (Don’t you think so ?). Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I’ve decided to start a new series, which, contrary to some other ones, won’t be published all at once : it’s rather the beginning of a new category on the blog, “What is love ?”, in which I will linger on a work illustrating a particular aspect of this not – always – so – sweet feeling.
To begin this series, I chose Love Letters, the eponymous song from the fourth studio album by English band Metronomy.