Derrière la porte la plus éloignée…

Gilles Gobeil

Derrière la porte la plus éloignée…

  • Gilles Gobeil
  • Year of composition: 1998
  • Duration: 12:01
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Yul média
  • Commission: Arturo Parra, with support from the CCA
  • ISWC: T0708768846

To Oscar Wiggli and Janine Wiggli

(Behind the Remotest Door…) A few images from a travel in Italy: the trickling of the “pozzo etrusco” in Perugia, the hum of the “vaporetto” in Venice, a guided visit of the cathedral in Torcello, children cries echoed under the dome of Santa Maria della Salute…

Derrière la porte la plus éloignée… was realized at the composer’s studio in Montréal (Québec) in 1998 and premiered on May 15, 1998 during the Parr(A)cousmatique concert at the 15th Festival international de musique actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV) coproduced by Réseaux. This work was commissioned by Arturo Parra with support from the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA). Derrière la porte la plus éloignée… was finalist at the 1st Concurso Internacional de Creación Electroacústica Ciber@RT (Valencia, Spain, 1999) and was awarded a Mention at the 26th Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition (France, 1999). This work was further presented during the DAAD’s 50 Jahre Musique Concrète festival (Berlin, Germany, 1998), at the ICMC 2000 (International Computer Music Conference) in Berlin (Germany) and at the World Music Days 2000 in Luxembourg.


  • May 15, 1998, FIMAV 1998: Parr(A)cousmatique, Cégep de Victoriaville, Victoriaville (Québec)