Annette Vande Gorne


  • Annette Vande Gorne
  • Year of composition: 1985, 2016, 20
  • Duration: 9:49
  • Instrumentation: piano and spatialized stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • Commission: Piotr Lachert
  • ISWC: T9004476782

To Ana Cláudia de Assis

Beams of spectral rays arising from a driving interval (a C-sharp — G diminished fifth). The development of the piece leads the listener’s perception from inharmonic sound to harmonized music. An amplified piano accompanies the electroacoustic part to the point where it becomes a soloist. The piano part, seemingly easy, explores attack modes, the affect trajectories of a single note, vibration modes, and the harmonic sounds made possible depending on the quality of the instrument. The work reverses the common relationship between the instrumentalist and the electroacoustic part: here, the musician must listen to the part to accompany it and enter into a dialogue with the fixed sonic flux.

[English translation: François Couture, v-20]

Faisceaux [Beams] was realized for piano and fixed sounds in 1985 at the analogue studio Métamorphoses d’Orphée of Musiques & Recherches, Ohain (Belgium), and was revised in 2016. The definitive version premiered on April 6, 2017, by pianist Kim Van den Brempt as part of the concert Musiques mixtes et interactives at Espace Senghor in Brussels (Belgium). It was commissioned by the pianist and composer Piotr Lachert. Faisceaux can also be presented on its own, without the piano part.


  • April 6, 2017, Premiere of the final version: Kim Van den Brempt, piano; Annette Vande Gorne, diffusion • 2 visages de la musique électroacoustique: Musiques mixtes et interactives, Le Senghor, Brussels (Belgium)