violin, viola, cello, double bass and processing

Premiere: February 24, 2019, Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2019: Musique d’art, Espace Florence Junca-Adenot (Espace bleu) — Espace danse — Édifice Wilder, Montréal (Québec)

Behind organizational patterns hide the phenomena that underlie them. For example, spoken language requires the perception of fundamental elements (phonemes) and the transcendence of these same elements into a structure that makes us forget them. Similarly, in terms of understanding, music is the negation of sound for the benefit of its organization.

However, a sound that would be completely abandoned to its autonomy, rather than collected as a poetic material, would return to the noise of nature. This means that, to be perceived aesthetically, sound needs music as much as music needs sound.

Art music for violin, viola, cello, contrabass and treatment articulates this dialectical tension between sound and music. The resulting work of art is interpreted as a poetic representation (that of chaos and order, in particular) and its finality is of a symbolic nature.

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