The Voice and its Double
The Voice and its Double

"Symphonie N° 3" part II "Molto vivace"

After he emigrated from Romania to France Isidore Isou (1925–2007) became a founder, in 1946, of the art movement Lettrisme. During his long creative journey, he continued to shape the ideas of Lettrisme and to have an impact on the French avant garde. In 1999, the French composer Frédéric Acquaviva inspired Isou to record his earlier compositions for the first time, with the now elderly Lettriste carrying off the main vocal duties with resonant aplomb. “Symphony No. 3”, of which part II is presented here, is created through overlaying multiple recordings, conducted by Frédéric Acquaviva. It consists of free improvisations by Isou.