Exils Annette Vande Gorne

  • M&R • Communauté française de Belgique (Direction générale de la culture, Service de la musique)

Vande Gorne has an evident penchant for indefinite abstraction, a field where her studio mastery shines brightly, just check the gorgeous spectra of Figures d’espace. Touching Extremes, Italy

Annette Vande Gorne has administered Schaeffer’s assets in magnificence, developing her own brilliance out of these tantalizing traditions. Sonoloco Record Reviews, Sweden


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Annette Vande Gorne


Six Types of Exile

Exiles: times of crisis, wandering, transformation, renewal.

A modern composer from the past, Claude Debussy, gets analyzed 100 years later by the ear and knowledge of a classically-trained female composer who has chosen voluntary “exile” in acousmatic music: Ce qu’a vu le vent d’Est.

An entirely vocal piece shakes up cultures from all over the world and from the past of Europe, and yet these voices are unrecognizable, in exile, as they have been transformed by the alchemy of the electroacoustic studio: Vox Alia.

An immigrant French-speaking Arab poet casts a sensitive, lucid and uncompromising look at Western civilization, in the form of a wounded Easterner’s very long and intense cry over his shattered hopes for a better civilization: Fragments de lettre à un habitant du Centre.

A French poet and ex-ambassador whose possessions and family have been taken hostage by the Nazis during World War 2 tells, while in exile on a Maine island, of the inner destitution of the exile and the universal conceit of war actions: Exil, chant II.

The madness of Van Gogh as the answer to the inadequacy between the values of the market society and the values of the upright artist: Crise.

The reality of the known world renewed, trans-figured by the artist’s listening, re-presented and re-played within the figurative space of the loudspeakers: Figures d’espace.

Annette Vande Gorne, Ohain (Belgium) [English translation: François Couture, x-07]

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