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Works Entre les deux rives du printemps Gilles Gobeil

Entre les deux rives du printemps

  • Gilles Gobeil
  • Year of composition: 2006
  • Duration: 18:08
  • Instrumentation: fixed medium

Freely adapted from Paradise (Part 3 of The Divine Comedy) by Dante (1265-1321). A poem filled with speed, energy, and pure light, but also bearing a few reminiscences of earthly mistakes.

Paradise, XXX-58:

“And I with vision new rekindled me,
Such that no light whatever is so pure
But that mine eyes were fortified against it.

And light I saw in fashion of a river
Fulvid with its effulgence, ’twixt two banks
Depicted with an admirable Spring.”

[English translation: François Couture, xi-07]


Entre les deux rives du printemps [Between the Two Banks of Spring] was realized in 2006 at the studios of the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe (ZKM) in Germany. It was premiered on December 8, 2006 during the trans_canada_release festival at the ZKM’s ZKM_Kubus. Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) and the ZKM for their support.


Premiere

  • December 8, 2006, trans_canada_release: Gilles Gobeil, ZKM_Kubus, Karlsruhe (Germany)

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