LE SOLDAT DE BOUE (THE SLUDGE SOLDIER)

When the Great War broke out in August 1914, the young painter Mathurin Méheut went on a study trip to Japan with his wife Marguerite. They have to go home, the painter is mobilized. Throughout the Great War, he corresponds with his wife; he sends her simple letters, others illustrated, sketches, watercolours, in large numbers. He describes the reality of the war and confides his torments and hopes.

For this 52' documentary, I chose to compose almost essentially for the piano. A small brass touch with tubas and trumpets was added to evoke the spirit of the brass bands and orchestras of the time. Finally, to evoke the suffocating atmosphere of the battlefields, the colour of the prepared piano was chosen for its evocative power and its multiple musical possibilities.

Productions Aberimages/ France Tv / TV Rennes 35, Tébéo, Tébésud et ADAGP/ Mathurin Méheut Museum for works

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