Works Entre les deux rives du printemps Gilles Gobeil

Entre les deux rives du printemps

  • Gilles Gobeil
  • Year of composition: 2006
  • Duration: 18:08
  • Instrumentation: 5.1-channel fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Yul média

Freely adapted from Paradise (Part 3 of The Divine Comedy) by Dante (1265-1321). A poem filled with speed, energy, and pure light, but also bearing a few reminiscences of earthly mistakes.

Paradise, XXX-58:

“And I with vision new rekindled me,
Such that no light whatever is so pure
But that mine eyes were fortified against it.

And light I saw in fashion of a river
Fulvid with its effulgence, ’twixt two banks
Depicted with an admirable Spring.”

[English translation: François Couture, xi-07]


Entre les deux rives du printemps [Between the Two Banks of Spring] was realized in 2006 at the studios of the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe (ZKM) in Germany. It premiered on December 8, 2006 during the trans_canada_release festival at the ZKM’s ZKM_Kubus. Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) and the ZKM for their support. Entre les deux rives du printemps was finalist in the 5th Concurso Internacional de Miniaturas Electroacústicas (2007, Huelva, Spain).


Premiere

  • December 8, 2006, trans_canada_release: Gilles Gobeil, ZKM_Kubus, Karlsruhe (Germany)

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