Daniel H. Dugas

2012, 01:45 minutes, Colour, French


The video Hublot is based on Anton Delvig’s 1825 poem, Le Rossignol. Put to music by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Aliabev, the song was written for interpretation by the voice of a coloratura soprano. The poem speaks of the haunting voice of a nightingale, a voice capable of crossing oceans and filling the hearts of those who would hear the bird’s song.

The sound for this video is a recording that my mother Corinne Melanson Dugas, herself a coloratura soprano, recorded with pianist Bernice LeBlanc in 1952.

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