À PROPOS (en anglais)
Epilogue was composed after one of the last scenes of Karel Čapek’s play: Rossumovi Univerzální Roboti (Rossum’s Universal Robots), written in 1920 and premiered in 1921 in Prague. This visionary work of science fiction presents a world in which androids are mass produced to be efficient workers and serves human beings.
However, the ideal life for humans starts lacking meaning, and eventually stops the human reproduction abilities. Soon after, the Robots decide to rebel and create a revolt; they kill all of their “masters” except one scientist, who has to create the formula to manufacture self-duplicating robots.
The scene that Epilogue is written after presents the scientific Alquist attempting to create the formula out of desperation, finds himself trap in arguments with several robots about what to do in that situation, until he decides to dissect one of the robots to observe him inside and hopes for that the young android will not be accidentally killed in the process.
Clara Olivares, avril 2019
3 sopranos, 1 mezzo, flûte, clarinette sib, percussion, violon, violoncelle et électronique
Durée de l’œuvre : 9′
Disponible sur demande auprès de la compositrice (non éditée à ce jour)
14.04.2019 Ensemble Vocal Quince et ECO Ensemble, dir. David Milnes, Berkeley (USA) – création