Starry night

This song sings my memories of a starry night in a summer day.

Ingredients of this potion : “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” my childhood memories, summer sounds, Starry night over the Rhone by Van Gogh, fireworks on july 14th in France…

  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

In the middle of the song, you’ll notice a passage that was inspired by this English lullaby. One says this song was written for the first time by Mozart or it is an English folk song. But I just discovered that it was created in the 18th century in France. I really like its simple but beautiful and soft melody. (source : wikipedia)

  • My childhood memories

When I was a school girl, in a summer night, my friends and I went out and looked at the sky together. While counting how many stars there were, we chattered and laughed a lot.

  • Summer sounds

I grew up in the countryside. Every night in the summer a concert was orchestrated by cicada, crickets, frogs and other members. It seemed to me that they didn’t care if we liked their singing. One who isn’t used to hear them chirping would have a bad night, but their singing was my lullaby to me; it made me feel secure even in a very dark night.

  • Starry night over the Rhone by Van Gogh

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This painting is awesome and so beautiful. Even if a starry night is something common, it thrills me each time I look at it in the musee d’Orsay in Paris.
In a letter Van Gogh sent to his sister, he wrote about his desire to paint a starry sky. While reading this I felt that this great painter was also a poet, a man of letters, and a good observer.

“At present I absolutely want to paint a starry sky. It often seems to me that night is still more richly colored than the day; having hues of the most intense violets, blues, and greens. If only you pay attention to it you will see that certain stars are lemon-yellow, others pink or a green, blue and forget-me-not brilliance. … it is obvious that putting little white dots on a blue-black background is not enough to paint a starry sky.” (Letter to Wilhelmina van Gogh, 16 September 1888) (Source : about.com)

  • Bastille Day Fireworks in France

Photo by R. Lorquet

(Photo by R. Lorquet) On July 14th the French celebrate Bastille Day with fireworks. The display of fireworks was spectacular. It seemed to me that the sky opened, and we shoot up stars.

With all those ingredients, I composed this song. Now we can understand better its music video. It’s made of wonderful photos and paintings of starry nights and moon light. It took me some time to make it but I was happy to work on it. I hope you enjoy the song and the video.

see you soon 🙂