Studio de nuit

Francis Dhomont

Studio de nuit

  • Francis Dhomont
  • Year of composition: 1992
  • Duration: 3:00
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • Commission: CKLN FM (David Olds)
  • ISWC: T0030894688

Here we surprise the acousmotrope (by analogy with the heliotrope, that which turns toward hearing), engaged in his rituals and his creations, in a half-real, half-dreamed moment of nocturnal composition for Figures de la nuit / Faces of the Night, a work for radio commissioned by David Olds for the program Transfigured Night, on CKLN-FM in Toronto.

Along with the voice of the artist, we hear (in order of vocal appearance) those of Laurie Radford, Pierre Daboval, Justice Olsson, Marie Pelletier, Jean-François Denis, and Pierre Louet.

[English translation: Tom Carter]

Studio de nuit (Studio at Night) was realized at the composer’s studio in 1992 and premiered on 2 September 1995 as part of the Festival international d’art acousmatique Futura (Crest, France). Studio de nuit was recorded on the 1992 disc DISContact! 6.2 (CEC 92CD).



  • September 2, 1995, Futura 95: Acousma international 12, Chapelle des Cordeliers, Crest (Drôme, France)