3. Milonga de la Suerte (printed version)


In the period from March 16 to June 15, 2020, the world was in lockdown due to the virus COVID-19 (the Corona virus). All European countries closed their borders. Helena spent most of this time in Sigonce (Haute Provence, France). To find some peace now and then, Helena went to work in the garden of her great friend, the Dutch actor and director Herman Vinck, who died in 2019, at Les Fortunes. A garden with a studio specially built by Herman for Helena. Under the impulse of Rob, Helena wrote various compositions in the form of a suite, a tribute to Herman Vinck.

The compositions El Abuelito, Hermanito, Milonga de la suerte and Pinzón are the original parts of the suite. The fifth composition is music that Helena wrote in the same period for a radio play project by Artiance in Alkmaar. However, the piece fits perfectly into the suite and bears the title “Diosa del Camino”, a reference to Herman’s old Citroën DS.