- Francis Dhomont
- Year of composition: 1990
- Duration: 1:06
- Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
This piece is a little vocal game, resolutely optimistic, about the ineffable beauty of electroacoustic music, that marvelous art that will surely make the next millennium the Brave New World that we have been waiting for. It is also a brief stylistic exercise that mixes fragments of ancient voices with the voice of Marie Pelletier in order to recapture the spirit of Puzzle, a two-minute and ten-second clip realized in 1975. Twenty-eight years ago — how time flies!
It is a game on the multiple manipulations and recitations of the word ‘electroacoustic,’ as well as on the exultant conclusion: “Electro, you’re the best.”
[English translation: Tom Carter]
L’électro [Electro] was realized in 1990 at the composer’s studio and premiered on 30 August 1995 as part of the Festival international d’art acousmatique Futura (Crest, France). L’électro was recorded on the 1995 disc DISContact! II (CEC 95CD).
- August 30, 1995, Futura 95: Acousma international 7, Chapelle des Cordeliers, Crest (Drôme, France)