for Marie, Elsa, Marie, Eudes and me
For SO PRETTY, the ensemble 101 did not have an encore piece as of two weeks before a concert. In the midst of a very intensive rehearsal period involving several round trips between France and Finland, brief bouts of lucidiy (I've since recovered) and a third thing, I composed relou la fille as the group's encore piece. It has since grown wings, airing on France culture thanks to Hervé Le Tellier. The translation is roughly "You know, like, she really pisses me off. I mean, like, whatever." The choice of style came on the heels of my writing a wedding piece for my beautiful, talented wife, Mirjam Solomon.