And the Night Illuminated the Night

by Robert Allaire



Originally composed for the film And the Night Illuminated the Night, the second half of the series Voluptuous Sleep by experimental filmmaker Betzy Bromberg.

"...wonderfully scored..."
- The New York Times

"...a string quartet replaces the electronic droning with melancholic warmth while maintaining a foreboding air. The effect is arresting, especially since the accompanying imagery retains its bright hues throughout."
- LA Weekly

"Graced with the almost liturgical chords of a string quartet... And the Night Illuminated the Night brings echoes of François Couperin’s Leçons de Ténèbres (Lessons of Darkness) or the 'night of the soul' experienced by the mystics—but also Nathaniel Dorsky’s reflection on the stained glasses in the medieval cathedrals, that carried 'a sense that the source of illumination wasn’t outside ourselves, but that we were perhaps the source of that light, that our human experience might be compared to a luminous bubble suspended in darkness.'"
-Devotional Cinema


released April 4, 2011

performed by the Formalist Quartet



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