Pierre-Luc Senécal / Jonathan Littell

  • Year of composition: 2014
  • Duration: 9:44
  • Instrumentation: 8-channel fixed medium


Schrei is an electroacoustic piece on the theme of World War II. Recordings of large metal objects, voices, breaths and national-socialist anthems have been assembled and spatialized on 8 speakers in an attempt to evoke a metaphorical scream, as if all the victims of this war had shrieked at once. The text is mostly taken from Jonathan Littell’s The Kindly Ones, and was used with the author’s permission. Like him, I believe “all the horrible things we do to each other are completely unjustified” (Haaretz, May 2008).

[Source: MR 2018]