Spring Is Forgetting Us

rap & tape

Video animation by Alexis Aravantinos (2019), music Simon Burgers; rap performed by Dirk Hamaker

Spring Is Forgetting Us (1999) is a composition for a rapper + tape. In the piece, parts of Chopins prelude in b flat minor are woven. The text is a collection of quotes from letters by Chopin to and about his mistress, the writer George Sand.

The Dutch Woodwind Ensemble put the piece central during its New Year Concert 2001 in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. For that occasion, the piece was arranged in several ways. The concert (and related cd) were entitled Le printemps nous oublie.

In the audio version below (1999) the rap was performed by Dirk Hamaker.