- Year of composition: 2017, 21
- Duration: 2:46
- Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
- Publisher(s): Ymx média
- ISWC: T3110556888
- 48 kHz, 24 bits
Intermède is born out of the Symphonie du millénaire, a collective work by 19 composers for 19 ensembles. One of the movements of this collective work consists in a series of 19 three-minute segments, one per composer, with only one rule to follow: the beginning of one’s segment had to segue well with the end of the previous segment. For my “three minutes of fame,” I integrated some of the thematic elements of the Symphonie du millénaire — bells, Gregorian chant Ave Maris Stella… — with environmental sounds.
I wanted to give that solo moment a life of its own. That’s why I reworked it in my studio for a concert in London (UK) in 2017. That is when I gave the piece its title.
[English translation: François Couture, ii-22]
Intermède was realized in 2017 at the composer’s studio in Montréal (Québec) and was premiered on November 11, 2017 as part of the 2017 Sound / Image Festival at the University of Greenwich in London (UK). Intermède was revised in November 2021 at the composer’s studio in Montréal. The source segment, for two samplers, integrated to Symphonie du millénaire was composed in 2000 at the composer’s studio in Montréal and was premiered on June 3, 2000 by Lorena Corradi and Reggi Ettore of L’Arsenal à musique as part of the event Symphonie du millénaire attended by over 40,000 people outside the Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal Oratory in Montréal. The event was produced by Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ). That segment was commissioned by the SMCQ.
- November 11, 2017, Under the title Solo, from “Symphonie du millénaire”: Sound / Image 2017: Session Six: Concert Yves Daoust, University of Greenwich, London (England, UK)
- 2000, Personal studio, Montréal (Québec)
- 2017, Personal studio, Montréal (Québec)
- 2021-11, Personal studio, Montréal (Québec)