Randall Smith


  • Randall Smith
  • Year of composition: 1991
  • Duration: 8:10
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • ISWC: T0707257111

During the formative time of Ruptures I became intensely aware of the sudden rate of political and social change in the world. The end of the cold war had spurred such an overwhelming display of worldwide unrest and instability that I felt compelled to vent my angst in a musical form. It seemed to me that the old established systems had become ruptured and were giving way to the new. The music is not intended to interpret the literal meaning of the word but to represent the large scale disfunction caused by change.

Ruptures was realized at the composer’s studio, and premiered on June 9, 1991 during the 3rd CEC Electroacoustic Days, >>Perspectives->->, at Concordia University in Montréal.


  • June 9, 1991, >>Perspectives->->: Concert, Salle de concert — Campus Loyola — Université Concordia, Montréal (Québec)