Conte sous la lune

Marc Tremblay

Conte sous la lune

  • Marc Tremblay
  • Year of composition: 1991
  • Duration: 15:19
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Yul média
  • ISWC: T0706875968

To Gabriel and Diane

The Eden that we all yearn for is perhaps our childhood, which little by little we must mourn as we become adults. It is no doubt this nostalgia that explains our need to perform our works for the public, to go to concerts, to circuses, to read books, and to do all of the other things that we do to escape the fact of our mortality.

The work is divided into three parts: Petite monodie [Little Monody], Divertissement [Divertimento] and Évocation naïve [Naive Evocation]. It is intended as a homage to childhood and to what I have retained from my own childhood: naivety.


Conte sous la lune [Story Told Under the Moon] was realized in March 1991 in the Electronic Music Studio of Magyar Rádió (HEAR) in Budapest (Hungary) and completed in April 1991 in the studio of the Conservatoire de Montréal. The work premiered at the Montréal Planetarium in the fall of 1991 as part of ACREQ’s 3rd Clair de terre concert series. Thanks to István Horváth.


  • November 27, 1991, Clair de terre III: Concert 2 — Présages, Planétarium de Montréal, Montréal (Québec)