Léa Boudreau


  • Léa Boudreau
  • Year of composition: 2017
  • Duration: 4:58
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • ISWC: T9255436523


Ideas get mixed up, splinter. As time goes by, forgetting happens more often.
You repeat yourself.
Confusion become the norm.
You repeat yourself.
It gets maddening, out of control.
And you can only grasp what is going on in your rare spells of lucid thought.

But the ravages never fade away.

Dementia is a musical representation of how Alzheimer’s disease evolves. Through the duration of the work, degradation, incoherence and sonic tensions gain traction, according to the various stages of the illness.

[English translation: François Couture, iv-23]

Dementia was realized in 2017 at the composer’s studio in Montréal. Dementia was awarded a 3rd prize in the Hugh Le Caine Award of the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers (Canada, 2017).