LIPSTICK for flute and soundtrack

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Alejandro Escuer, flutes



Duration: 9:38

Composed  for flute/alto flute and soundtrack for Eleonore Pameijer in 1998 with financial support from the FPK.

The work was inspired by the  hoop-like dance sculptures of sculptor Noam Ben-Jakov. The visual, repetitive aspect of these unfolding sculptures has been translated in musical echoes.
The soundtrack is based on ready-made audio from American talkshows: desperate conversations about human relationships, and an interview with Billie Holiday, in which she quotes from

her favourite song ‘Don’t explain’, about a deceived woman:


Skip that lipstick

and I know you cheat

and what love endures


A relation therapist with a heavy French accent says: ‘You are jumping all those hoops’, referring to the chaotic life of the desperate talk show guests.
Lipstick has 3 movements: fast - slow - fast


It was first performed in the US by the great Margaret Lancaster and recorded by such other eminent flutists as Manuel Zurria, Katherine Kemler, and Alejandro Escuer ( the above recording)

The flutist in the video is Katayoon Hodjati.