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Radio // Connexion
Transit (1998), 12m20s [excerpt]
Track 1 from Connexion
CD: empreintes DIGITALes (2000) IMED 0051
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      Transit (1998), 12m20s
      stereo fixed medium
      • Premiere: March 3, 1998, Concert, Usine C (Montréal, Québec)

      A work that makes use of continuous discontinuity

      the dreamed rush downwards
      crevasses between sky and sky
      luminous particles

      Transit was realized in 1998 in Studio 206 of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and premiered on 3 March 1998 in a concert produced by ACREQ at Usine C in Montréal. Thanks to Yves Daoust, Jean, Christian, David, and Mathieu for their invitation to work in the conservatory’s studio. Thanks to Mont-Royal, rising above Montréal, for the unsurpassable fright of my life while I was doing night recordings — it ended up being quite an inspiration.

      piste@imed_0051-1.1 oeuvre@13794 ISRC CAD500014100
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      Pointe-aux-Trembles (1996, 97), 14m26s
      stereo fixed medium
      • Premiere: May 3, 1996, Concert, Faculté de musique — Université de Montréal (Montréal, Québec)

      An impression of the refineries of east-end Montréal

      Night beneath the glittering refineries,
      time stands still, I am but a lost child
      on the gravel of Pointe-aux-Trembles
      Machine Mother take me.

      Pointe-aux-Trembles was realized in 1996 in the studio of the Faculty of Music of the Université de Montréal and premiered on May 3, 1996 at Université de Montréal. The final version was premiered on March 28, 1998 at the concert of the 5th Prix international Noroit-Léonce Petitot (Arras, France). Thanks to Marcelle Deschênes who has always understood my work so well. Thanks to Alexandre Burton for his capable fingers during the mixing sessions, and especially for getting me out of technical nightmares. Pointe-aux-Trembles was a finalist for the Prix international Noroit-Léonce Petitot in 1997 and was first recorded on the Prix international Noroit-Léonce Petitot 1997 disc (NOR 5).

      piste@imed_0051-1.2 oeuvre@13795 ISRC CAD500014110
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      Zénith (1999), 14m31s
      stereo fixed medium
      • Premiere: November 6, 1999, Concert, Usine C (Montréal, Québec)

      The formal expansion of form


      Zénith was realized in 1999 in Studio 213 of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and premiered on 6 November 1999 during the Hautes tensions concert at the Elektra festival produced by ACREQ at Usine C in Montréal. Thanks to Marie Chouinard and Luc Lemay (from the band Gorguts) for their vocals, and to Serge Prévost for studio access.

      piste@imed_0051-1.3 oeuvre@13796 ISRC CAD500014120
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      Décap (2000), 24m07s
      stereo fixed medium
      • Commission: Compagnie Marie Chouinard
      • Premiere: March 8, 2000, Rien à voir (7): concert solo, eXcentris (Montréal, Québec)

      A study for wrists and ankles



      Décap was realized in 2000 at the composer’s studio, Control, and premiered on 8 March 2000 during the Rien à voir (7) concert series presented by Réseaux at Ex-Centris in Montréal. Décap is partly excerpted from the music commissioned by the Compagnie Marie Chouinard for Le cri du monde, which was choreographed by Marie Chouinard. Thanks to Marie Chouinard, Émilie Laforest, and Luc Lemay for the kind use of their voices. [ix-00] Décap received a Mention at the Prix Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria, 2001).

      piste@imed_0051-1.4 oeuvre@13797 ISRC CAD500014130