Written by Tyler Akles
Jordane Tumarinson’s “Le Chant des Sirènes” is an incredibly beautiful piano piece that brings an alluring atmosphere, and an essence of storytelling. The French composer presents an instrumental that, while it brings such an aura of beauty, it communicates something much darker in its meaning.
The title of “Le Chant des Sirènes”, which translates to “A Siren’s Song” accomplishes what it seeks to deliver very well. In historical folklore, sirens were said to have sung melodies so beautiful, that their voices alone would cause sailors to divert their courses and sail to wherever the tune was coming from, which would lead to the sailor’s demise by hand of the sirens. The piece has a prepossessing tone, but there is a slight feeling of danger that’s communicated by the continuous half step melody.
For the unknowing mind that does not know the historical context behind sirens, it would be very likely that the only theme that would be seen in this piece is beauty. For people that have heard the siren’s tale, it would communicate an entirely different message simultaneously.
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