Tout autant

Ingrid Drese / Étienne Leclercq

  • Year of composition: 2000
  • Duration: 9:42
  • Instrumentation: fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • Commission: Le bureau des arts


“In the background: an endless flow of words. // Sounds without beginning nor end. Inarticulate and smooth, always. // Figures; the voice, its colours, its emotions. // Words as meaning carriers. // Presence. // Figures over a background, connected by symbols and images.” — Ingrid Drese

“The structure of this text is in two levels. The project consists in making them live together, knowing that they have nothing in common.” — Étienne Leclercq

[English translation: François Couture, vi-09]

Tout autant [Just As Much] was realized in 2000 at the composer’s studio and premiered on May 26-28, 2000 during the Musiques en marge forum at Théâtre-Poème in Brussels (Belgium). It was commissioned for Musiques en marge by Le bureau des arts (Brussels, Belgium), with support from the Service de la musique of the Direction générale de la culture, ministry of the Communauté française de Belgique. Thanks to Renaud De Putter and Stephane Ginsburgh of Le bureau des arts. Thanks to Fabienne Henry, recorded voice. Tout autant has been previously released on the compact disc Passerelles (Sub Rosa, SR 161).



  • May 26, 2000, Musiques en marge, Théâtre-Poème, Brussels (Belgium)