5 a capella voices

Commission: SMCQ, with support from the CCA

Premiere: February 25, 2013, Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2013: Love Songs, Cathédrale Christ Church, Montréal (Québec)

Notre Meute (Our Pack) is an ethnographic fiction evoking the music and manners of an invented population, whose origins are geographically and temporally unknown. Apparently singing, other times talking, sometimes wailing, other times stammering, our tribe or “our pack” is positioned ambiguously in the spectrum that ranges from the primitive to the civilized, from the savage to the sophisticated.