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

Spatialisation métastable is a “hörspiel“ (radio play) based on discussions I had in 2015 and 2016 with people close to philosopher Gilbert Simondon. All the electronic sounds in this work are generated by electronic tube synthesizers. The prepared piano, a disklavier, plays in response to the frequencies and harmonics generated by these synthesizers. Elements of soundscapes complement these materials. This short excerpt was made from experiments conducted at Avatar (Quebec), Hexagram, and then at CMMAS in Morelia (Mexico). Featuring the voices of Silvia de la Cueva, Silvana Casal, Daniel Lopez Duarteq, Mario Duarte, Tonalli Nakamura and Caroline Gagné. The short French text is taken from Du mode d’existence des objets techniques (1958) by Gilbert Simondon. The complete work, in French and lasting two hours, will be available online in Fall 2021.