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Vanessa Massera

Programme notes

Résistance was made from recordings of the voice of my grandmother Nives Massera. She is relating experiences from her youth in France, notably her meeting with Django Reinhardt and her involvement with the Resistance. Accordion and synthesizer sounds have been added to compose a rich dramatic universe.

[English translation: François Couture, ii-22]

Résistance was realized in 2018 at the EMS (Stockholm, Sweden) and was premiered on May 26, 2018 during the Euroradio Folk Festival in Moscow (Russia). Thanks to Tuulikki Bartosik for providing me with such a wonderful forum.


  • May 26, 2018, Euroradio Folk Festival: Concert, Ostankino Television Tower, Moscow (Russia)
  • Composer(s): Vanessa Massera
  • Year of composition: 2018
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • ISWC: T9276073597
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • Duration: 10:00
  • ISRC: CAD502210024