Nombres et silences

Christian Bouchard

  • Year of composition: 2014
  • Duration: 13:27
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • ISWC: T3180380665


ISRC CAD502310010

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

Historical Recovery Society
Montréal, May 25, 2113

We have the pleasure to present you with the results of our expertise on the contents of a 90+ years old hard drive that belonged to 21st-century composer Christian Bouchard. We were able to recover a complete file named “Numbers and Silences.” Our experts believe that the Fibonacci series was used to generate rhythmical sequences, build parameter automations and apply moments of silence. However, the bad state of the drive and the interpretation our software conducted may be responsible for digital artifacts or even for mixing several files into one. There is also a possibility that this piece echoes a series of short pieces also detected on the same drive. More results to follow. Thank you for your business.

Sound Department
Representative 5238113

[English translation: François Couture, iv-23]

Nombres et silences [Numbers and Silences] was realized in 2014 at the composer’s studio in Montréal and premiered on November 5, 2014 at Usine C under the title Conséquence as part of the concert Concret_éclaté during the Akousma XI festival presented by Réseaux des arts médiatiques. This work was realized with support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ).



  • November 5, 2014, Under the title Conséquence: Akousma XI: Concret_éclaté, Usine C, Montréal (Québec)