Paula Kremer & The Vancouver Cantata Singers - The Twilight Cities: II. The Road To Armilia

from by Kristopher Fulton

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Commissioned Michael Zaugg for Pro Coro in 2013, this is a large work for 16 part a cappella choir. The genesis of this work came from Michael and I’s love for comic books and the illustrated page.

Paired with the poetry of 19 century Symoblist, Georges Rodenbach, each movement is meant to convey the story of one of five graphic novels from Les Cités Obscures, a Belgian series of comics created in the 1980s by writer Benoît Peeters and artist François Schuiten.


The Road To Armilia
Text adapted from En Provence
by Georges Rodenbach

At last we cast off on the airship bound for Armilia

in the lazy morning air,
The bells ring out amid the honeyed rise of dawn,
The peals spill forth ... their music, pale and fair,
Their music spills all its blossoms on the roofs in showers,
And on the darkling serried eaves flings
Bouquets of sound culled by the wind.

Music of Morning tumbling from the towers.


from Kristopher Fulton: The Twilight Cities, released October 22, 2015



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Kristopher Fulton Vancouver, British Columbia

Kristopher Fulton is a Canadian composer known mostly for his use of intertextuality, specifically with reference to film and comic books, to create new and exciting works within the genre of contemporary classical music.

He also loves comic books.
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