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Review

Splendid E-Zine, March 22, 1999

On Musiques naïves, Canadian electroaoustic composer Yves Daoust presents an interesting assortment of concert tape music. Impromptu is made of a flurry of MIDI messages triggering musical motives drawn from the works of Chopin. It is frenzied and saturated, meant to capture the “feverishness” of Chopin’s work. Il était une fois… (conte sans paroles) is a highly fanciful soundscape inspired by bedtime stories the composer once told his daughter. Water Music celebrates nature by focussing on the sound of water dripping for 13 minutes. Fantaisie commemorates 50 years of French national radio and draws its sonic material from archival recordings, very nostalgic I’m sure. All in all the stuff on Musiques naïves is evocative and imaginative, and it’s electroacoustic!

Musiques naïves is evocative and imaginative, and it’s electroacoustic!