- Mario Rodrigue
- Year of composition: 1990
- Duration: 9:15
- Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
Sound poetry inspired by two different physical states of water — the solid and the liquid. The solid, with its fixed, crystalline movements, superimposed upon the undulations of the liquid. Evocation of the avalanches of color characteristic of liquid crystals.
Cristaux liquides [Liquid Crystals] was produced in 1990 in the studios of the Faculty of Music of the Université de Montréal and at the composer’s studio: the first minute was composed with the use of a Fairlight, the eight following minutes with an Akai S1000 sampler and RealTime software on an Atari 1040st. The final mix was produced on April 7th,1990 at the Cinar studio with the assistance of engineer Alain Roy. Cristaux liquides was presented on April 25, 1990 as part of the Clair de terre concert series at the Planétarium de Montréal. Cristaux liquides was awarded a mention at the 19th Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition (France, 1991).
- April 4, 1990, Clair de terre I: Concert 6, Planétarium de Montréal, Montréal (Québec)