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Voix blanche

Gilles Gobeil

  • Year of composition: 1988, 89
  • Duration: 13:02
  • Instrumentation: ondes Martenot and stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Yul média
  • Commission: Suzanne Binet-Audet, with support from the CCA
  • ISWC: T0715412137

Stereo

ISRC CAD500518780

  • 48 kHz, 24 bits

In memory of Serge Garant (1929-1986)

This dramatic piece brings together one of the earliest electronic instruments and one of the most recent developments in digital audio technology. The instrumentalist occupies a well-defined space in this universe of sound on tape. However, her role is not that of the traditional soloist. The tones of the ondes Martenot, supple and expressive, approach the strains of the human voice, and seek to meld with the highly intense material on tape.

[English translation: François Couture, iii-05]


Voix blanche [White Voice] was realized in the composer’s studio. It premiered on November 18, 1988, at the Salle Claude-Champagne of the Université de Montréal (Québec) as part of a Radio-Canada concert celebrating the 60th anniversary of the ondes Martenot. The piece was commissioned by the performer, Suzanne Binet-Audet, and produced with support from the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA). Voix blanche was awarded the 2nd Prize in the mixed electroacoustic category at the 17th Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition (France, 1989) and the 2nd Prize at the 11th Luigi Russolo International Competition (Varese, Italy, 1989).


Premiere

  • November 18, 1988, Suzanne Binet-Audet, ondes Martenot; Francis Dhomont, Gilles Gobeil, diffusion • Les grands concerts de CBF-FM 100,7: Concert 3: 60e anniversaire des ondes Martenot, Salle Claude-Champagne — Université de Montréal, Montréal (Québec)

Awards

Composition

Revision

About this recording

This version was recorded by Gilles Gobeil on December 16-17, 2004, in Boucherville (Québec) and mixed by the composer and the performer in the composer’s studio in January 2005.

Performers

Recording

  • 2004-12-16 – 2004-12-17, Gilles Gobeil • Boucherville (Québec)

Mixing

Scores

Là où vont les nuages…

Gilles Gobeil

  • Year of composition: 1990-91
  • Duration: 11:18
  • Instrumentation: ondes Martenot, interactive system and stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Yul média
  • ISWC: T0715412126

Stereo

ISRC CAD500518790

  • 48 kHz, 24 bits

To Suzanne Binet-Audet

In this piece, the ondes Martenot is linked to a MIDI converter, enabling the performer to play, in addition to her instrument, other MIDI instruments (synthesizer, sampler, and the entirety of the processing). This ’super-instrument’ gives access to a profusion of sounds — simple and complex — which surround and accompany the timbre of the ondes Martenot while remaining responsive to the nuances imparted by the performer.

[v-94]


Là où vont les nuages… [Where the Clouds Go…] was realized at the composer’s studio in 1990. It was presented on June 5, 1991 by Suzanne Binet-Audet, to whom this work is dedicated, during the 3rd CEC Electroacoustic Days, >>Perspectives->->, at Concordia University in Montréal. It was also presented at the 1993 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC ’93) in Tokyo (Japan). Là où vont les nuages… was finalist at the 23rd Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition (France, 1996).


Premiere

  • June 5, 1991, Suzanne Binet-Audet, ondes Martenot; Gilles Gobeil, diffusion • >>Perspectives->->: Concert, Salle de concert — Université Concordia, Montréal (Québec)

Composition

Revision

About this recording

This version was adapted in 2004 and recorded by Gilles Gobeil on January 11, 2005, in Boucherville (Québec), and mixed by the composer and the performer in the composer’s studio in January 2005.

Performers

Recording

Mixing

La perle et l’oubli

Gilles Gobeil

  • Year of composition: 1999-2002
  • Duration: 21:17
  • Instrumentation: ondes Martenot and stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Yul média
  • ISWC: T0722229426

Stereo

ISRC CAD500518800

  • 48 kHz, 24 bits

A personal interpretation of a Gnostic text from the second century, entitled Hymn of the Pearl and attributed to Bardesanes (152-222).

[English translation: François Couture, iii-05]


La perle et l’oubli [Pearl and Oblivion] premiered on January 7, 2002, at the Stadtgarten in Köln (Germany), at a concert presented by the WDR3, with Suzanne Binet-Audet at the ondes Martenot. The North American premiere took place on September 14, 2002, at a concert presented by the Vancouver New Music Society.


Premiere

  • January 7, 2002, Suzanne Binet-Audet, ondes Martenot • Concert, Stadtgarten, Cologne (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)

Composition

About this recording

This version was recorded by Gilles Gobeil on December 16-17, 2004, in Boucherville (Québec) and mixed by the composer and the performer at the composer’s studio in January 2005.

Performers

Recording

  • 2004-12-16 – 2004-12-17, Gilles Gobeil • Boucherville (Québec)

Mixing

Scores