fixed medium

Premiere: February 27, 2021, Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2021: La Grande Nuit 2021 — Au-delà de la notation, Montréal (Québec)

Souffles ASF is the first of a series of works where I bring together instrumental and electroacoustic fields to produce a fixed media piece, the utopia of a kind of ideal hyper-orchestra, evolving beyond both instrumental and electro. I conceived the piece using recordings of instrumental, vocal and electroacoustic pieces I wrote in the last 30 years, those fragments being transformed by digital manipulations. The title refers to a human breath, my mother’s, which I recorded, and the durations and dynamics of which I used to structure parts of the piece, where ghosts of instrumental timbres come into play with more abstract electronic soundscapes.