Surrounded by a shriveled hubbub

Man sitting in solitude, surrounded by an almost impalpable hubbub

Surrounded by a shriveled hubbub,
White, inert as a fatherless rivulet:
My footsteps, by now, lie like forlorn leaves.

Do you also read?
You who trace deafening melodies
Of irrepressible humanity?

I sit and wait.
Sometimes, a little bit of sky
streaks of blue
The whiteness of a marble perfection.

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A brief note on Debussy’s musical poetics

The soundscapes “depicted” by Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918) are renowned for their unique characteristics that set them apart in classical music. Debussy masterfully captured the essence of water and air in his compositions through muted colors and almost ethereal melodies. His music often evokes images of sparkling water, gentle breezes, and the general tranquility of nature.

Man immersed in a dreamlike world of sounds and silences, as in a Debussy composition
Claude Debussy always sought a form of musical expression that transcended appearance to find fulfillment in a flow of sound with a dreamlike character, whose notes almost elude the distracted listener and whose profound meaning can only be appreciated by accepting a total dedication to inwardness and esoteric search for the meaning of the elements.

Debussy’s innovative approach to harmony and texture enabled him to create a sense of movement and fluidity in his music, mimicking the organic flow of natural elements. His compositions’ delicate nuances and intricate layers reflect a deep connection with the natural world, inviting listeners to immerse themselves in a dreamlike atmosphere.

By combining impressionistic techniques with his musical intuition, Debussy created soundscapes that resonate with timeless beauty and evoke a sense of contemplation and introspection. His works continue to inspire and enchant audiences worldwide, showcasing the transformative power of music in capturing the essence of nature’s most ephemeral qualities.

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