„Licht in der Nacht“, Coline Dutilleul's first solo-album, superbly accompanied by pianist Kunal Lahiry, has just been published by the label Fuga Libera (Outhere Music).
Coline Dutilleul explains her basic concept as follows:
„This programme of music on the cusps of modernity (1899-1914) is intended as a bridge between expressionism and impressionism. Concomitantly not the differences between these styles should be highlighted, but their commonalities, in order to reveal the voluptuous and almost decadent sensuality of these two artistic movements, being in other respects geographically and stylistically most diverse. A fascinating and almost erotic relation between text and music can be detected, both in the German part of the programme, represented by Alma Mahler, Arnold Schönberg, Alexander Zemlinsky and Alban Berg as in French one with music by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and the sisters Nadia and Lili Boulanger. A game of harmonic expression acuminated both to paroxysm and poetic subtlety, colourful like a painting.“
An elaborated programme with the delightful result full of mellifluous beauty and chiaroscuro atmospheres.