CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Éclats | Noir

2018 | 16’45”

Éclats | Noir is part of a cycle of acousmatic pieces that explore the timbre and creative possibilities given by acoustic musical instruments. In this Éclats, cello recordings are the main sound material along with the sounds of a Doepfer modular synthesizer and outdoor soundscapes of the Brussels region. These three sound protagonists enter into a dialogue of opposition, fusion, and metamorphosis. This piece traces a path through different sound matter in mutation where each become, in turn, the main character. This work was made in the studios of Musiques et Recherches.

Cello: Émilie Girard-Charest

Pulse | Iteration II

2016 | 9’58”

Iteration is the second piece of a composition cycle exploring the musical concept of pulsation. This composition is built around the ideas of acceleration and deceleration of iterative sound and the concept of polyrhythm. The sounds come exclusively from electronic sources and they were played mostly played in real time and then reorganized into a coherent piece.

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Éclats | Blanc

2015 | 10’15”

Éclats | Blanc is part of the cycle of electroacoustical pieces that explore the timbre and textural possibilities given by acoustic musical instruments being played in non-traditional ways. In this piece, I have been working with the flutist Julie Delisle to get different kinds of sounds and articulations from flutes and I have been manipulating a timpani to get percussive sounds. The use of different microphone positions has permitted to get a wide array of sound objects spreading in all the frequencies spectrum. These sounds have been cut and then edited into an entirely new context, to which have been added programmed sound layers to create a duet in which both acoustic and synthesis sound are sometimes put in opposition and other times fusion to each other.

Flûtes : Julie Delisle

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Storm

2015 | 15′

Storm is an audiovisual work exploring sound and image interactions in different scenes similar to moving paintings. The work is inspired by the natural storm behaviors translated into an audio-visual language that is both abstract, expressive and poetic. This work is a collaboration between Myriam Boucher for the visual and Pierre-Luc Lecours for music.

Music: Pierre-Luc Lecours

Video: Myriam Boucher

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Éclats | Rouge

2014 | 9’25”

Éclats | Rouge is part of the cycle of electroacoustic pieces that explore the timbre and textural possibilities given by acoustic musical instruments being played in non-traditional ways. In this piece, the piano has been seen as any other sound emitting object, it has been played directly on the harmony table with different objects to obtain a wide and rich array of sound objects. These sounds have been cut and then edited into an entirely new context, to which have been added programmed sound layers to create a duet in which both acoustic and synthesis sounds are sometimes put in opposition and other times fusion to each other.

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Impacts discrets

2014 | 9’13”

The work on Impacts discrets revolves around the idea of creating an abstract, yet clearly articulated physical system in the midst of which the music evolves and reacts. A system with its own laws, a sort of surreal microcosm where space is subjected to another gravity and to other physical laws.