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Works Gen_3 Louis Dufort

Gen_3

  • Louis Dufort
  • Year composed: 2007
  • Duration: 8:56
  • Instrumentation: 4.1-track fixed medium
  • Premiere: December 1, 2007, Binary Cities Event: Montréal, Canada — Avignon, France, Recombinant Media Labs, San Francisco (California, USA)
To Francis Dhomont

“I have always liked Francis Dhomont’s sound palette; his sounds talk to me. So I was bound to steal one from him at some point. I have opted for a very “Dhomonesque” sound from his Novars. Interestingly, Novars contains one sample from Pierre Schaeffer and another from Guillaume de Machaut. I am also using these samples, to carry the ‘cycle’ for a third generation. Not a homage work per se, Gen_3 is still inhabited by these composers. The piece presents the intimate view I share with this medium or even this music, all the while paying tribute to Francis, Pierre, Guillaume, and its ultimate creator Orphée.”

[English translation: François Couture, viii-07]


Gen_3 was realized in 2007 at the composer’s studio in Montréal. It was premiered on December 1st, 2007, as part of the concert “Binary Cities Event: Montréal, Canada – Avignon, France” presented by Nexmap at Recombinant Media Labs in San Francisco (USA).

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