- Year of composition: 1999-2002
- Duration: 21:17
- Instrumentation: ondes Martenot and stereo fixed medium
- AAC, 320 kbps
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- 48 kHz, 24 bits
A personal interpretation of a Gnostic text from the second century, entitled Hymn of the Pearl and attributed to Bardesanes (152-222).
[English translation: François Couture, iii-05]
La perle et l’oubli [Pearl and Oblivion] was premiered on January 7, 2002, at the Stadtgarten in Köln (Germany), at a concert presented by the WDR3, with Suzanne Binet-Audet at the ondes Martenot. The North American premiere took place on September 14, 2002, at a concert presented by the Vancouver New Music Society.
- January 7, 2002, Suzanne Binet-Audet, ondes Martenot • Concert, Stadtgarten, Cologne (Germany)
About this Recording
This version was recorded by Gilles Gobeil on December 16-17, 2004, in Boucherville (Québec) and mixed by the composer and the performer at the composer’s studio in January 2005.