- Year of composition: 2000
- Duration: 15:00
- Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
- AAC, 320 kbps
- MP3, 320 kbps
- 48 kHz, 24 bits
- 96 kHz, 24 bits
“Silence does not exist: to live is to steer in the midst of a streaming that death alone may halt.” — François Mauriac, Nouveaux mémoires intérieurs.
The singular story of a battle, or the eternal story of life.
au Croisé, le silence, seul, tient lieu de parole [To The Crusader, Silence, Alone, Gives Way To Speech] was composed at the composer’s studio between September 1999 and December 2000 and premiered on March 2, 2002 during the “Invisible Theatre” concert of the Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST) in Birmingham (UK). The first movement was premiered on December 11, 1999 during the Rien à voir (6) concert series presented by Réseaux at Ex-Centris in Montréal. au Croisé, le silence, seul, tient lieu de parole was awarded First Prize (ex æquo) in the Hugh Le Caine Award of the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers (Canada, 2001).
- December 11, 1999, Premiere of the 1st mouvement: Rien à voir (6): jeunes compositeurs, eXcentris, Montréal (Québec)
- March 2, 2002, Invisible Theatre: Scenes and Memories, CBSO Centre, Birmingham (England, UK)
About this recording
This version was mastered by Dominique Bassal in 2005 in Montréal.