Works Dénaturé Parmé sons Francis Dhomont

Dénaturé Parmé sons

  • Francis Dhomont
  • Year of composition: 2007
  • Duration: 3:17
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
To my friend Parmegiani

This is a short tribute to Bernard Parmegiani, for his 80th birthday, and to his music. In it I have used the first sound to appear in the first movement (Incidences / résonances) of De natura sonorum (1975) as its triggering and conclusive event. It is obviously used as a quote and a wink.

From this friendly reminder unfolds a sonic fabric of objects with a similar typomorphology. Gradually, the material accrues and gains in density to reach a climax that reveals a tonic pedal point and concludes the piece with the initial ‘bell’ from De natura sonorum.

The untranslatable pun-like title of this piece confirms its circumstantially entertaining nature, although it also is a music clip and an exercise in style.

[English translation: François Couture, v-12]

Dénaturé Parmé sons was realized in 2007 at the composer’s studio in Avignon (France) and was premiered on 20 October 2007 during the 14th edition of the L’Espace du son festival at Théâtre Marni in Brussels (Belgium).


  • October 20, 2007, L’Espace du son 2007: Bernard Parmegiani, Théâtre Marni, Brussels (Belgium)



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