The Sounds of Home: Part 4
When I think of Paris sounds, I hear music...jazz, especially Claude Bolling and his many collaborators, classic café accordion songs, Edith Piaf and Charles Aznavour, and street performers of all kinds. And my favorite Impressionistic and Post-Impressionist classical composers: Debussy, Satie, Saint-Saëns...just to name a few. I love French music.
I'll be sharing this with my daughter, who just spent 10 months studying abroad in France (we live in the States). She's been home a few months and misses France so much (and the sound of the language, which she's studied for six years). So glad to find your publication this week, love your art and the generosity of this series.
Ahhhhh Paris smells like fresh pastry and burnt butter. Sounds like dogs going for walks and shoes clicking on pavements. Looks like white with grey tiles. Tastes like decadence. And feels like silk sweeping across one’s face.