Works Bédé Robert Normandeau

Bédé

  • Robert Normandeau
  • Year of composition: 1990
  • Duration: 3:01
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Commission: empreintes DIGITALes
To my parents

This miniature was realized from sounds (onomatopoeias) used in comic books traditionally associated with the world of children. The piece is divided in three sections: Le monde de l’enfance (Child’s World), La vallée des fantômes (Phantoms’ Valley), and La quête de la voix (Search of the Voice). The voice of 11 year old Marie-Hélène Blain is the single sound element of the piece.

Robert Normandeau [xi-90]


Bédé — a pun on the abbreviation of “bande dessinée” (comic book) — was produced in my personal studio, the studio of the Faculty of Music of Université de Montréal and the studio of the Ina-GRM with support from the Canada Council [for the Arts] (CCA). [xi-90]


Premiere

  • November 2, 1990, Montréal musiques actuelles / New Music America, Acousmonium: Concert 6: Électro clips, Théâtre Les Loges, Montréal (Québec)

Albums

Movements

Scores

  • November 1992
    Bédé (1990, 3:01) by Robert Normandeau

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