Francis Dhomont


  • Francis Dhomont
  • Year of composition: 2004
  • Duration: 14:55
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • Commission: Réseaux des arts médiatiques, with support from the CCA
  • ISWC: T0045316220

To Robert Normandeau, the composer and friend

Voyage-miroir is a replica of … mourir un peu (1984-87) and uses — in reverse order — the same themes (departure, fleeing, exile), since this mobility has always been with me. This mirror image of the vagrant metaphor finds its musical application in a crawfish-like form, a kind of contracted “speigelbild” of the 45-minute … mourir un peu, whose 10 movements are here brought down to 10 segueing sections presented in recurring order, with durations scaled down to a third of the originals. Like in … mourir un peu, the model selected here is the wave, whose dynamics is symbolized by the increasing and decreasing durations of the sections. The music is gradually thinned down until it disappears, putting in perspective the vanishing point of the reflection. The ebb and flow, an image “always reinitiated” of our desires, actions, experiences and hopes. Of live itself, and of death.

[English translation: François Couture, viii-06]

Voyage-miroir was realized in 2004 at the composer’s studio in Montréal (Québec) and premiered on February 13, 2004 during the Rien à voir (15) concert series presented by Réseaux at Espace GO in Montréal. The piece was commissioned by Réseaux des arts médiatiques with support from the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA).



  • February 13, 2004, Rien à voir (15): Placespace, Espace Go, Montréal (Québec)