Soit dit (Mirtha Pozzi/ Mirtha Pozzi)
Autrement dit (Mirtha Pozzi/ Mirtha Pozzi)
Cela dit (Mirtha Pozzi/ Mirtha Pozzi)
This spoken-singing sheet music is for mixed or equal voices. It can be performed by a soprano and bass choir.
Mirtha Pozzi uses rhythm “to color,” “to stage,” to keep words “dancing.” That’s why the syllables and parts of words from this piece are different and seem to have another meaning than usual. There is also a comical effect. Mirtha Pozzi works on the link between music and language, rhythm and words’ sounds. “Ponc-tuations” is based on the idea of making nonsense, like in “Plaintes de la tricoteuse” a poem written by Philippe Soupault. The comical aspect of this poem led her to transform it into a spoken-singing song. Mirtha Pozzi enjoys playing with nonsense and friendship. You’ll need to know how to use punctuation. In French “point” means “stitch,” “dot,” “period,”… it echoes to many spheres. She also used enumeration which increases the playful aspect of the song.