Richard Truhlar

  • Year of composition: 1990
  • Duration: 2:56
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Yul média
  • Commission: empreintes DIGITALes
  • ISWC: T0705103816


Inspired by Jean Baudrillard’s thoughts on the hyperreal, Simulant [a neologism made from the words “assimilate” and “simulate”] is a short, dense demonstrative model which acts as a self-referential simulacrum: an image or semblance of itself. Like two mirrors facing each other, the reflection is endless, the image emptied of referent. This perception of the work suits the medium: electricity has been synthetically reproduced to masquerade as sound. The referent (acoustic sound) has been evaded.

Richard Truhlar [xi-90]

Composed in March, 1990.



  • November 2, 1990, Montréal musiques actuelles / New Music America, Acousmonium: Concert 6: Électro clips, Théâtre Les Loges, Montréal (Québec)

  • [November 1992]
    Simulant (1990, 2:56) by Richard Truhlar