Quelques reflets (DVD-Audio Surround) Track listing detail

Reflets de notre société crépusculaire

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay

  • Year of composition: 2009
  • Duration: 18:39
  • Instrumentation: 5.1-channel fixed medium
  • Commission: Ina-GRM

Stereo

ISRC CAD501110113

  • AAC, 320 kbps
  • MP3, 320 kbps
  • 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 48 kHz, 32 bits

“First duty at daybreak: to be ashamed of oneself.” —Emil Cioran, The New Gods

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead

These two quotes might seem contradictory, but together they express my feeling of powerlessness well: everyday, I wonder how to reconcile my happiness and my recognition of it at the expense of the rest of the planet.

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Reflets de notre société crépusculaire was realized in 2009 at the Studio 116C of the Groupe de recherches musicales (Ina-GRM) in Paris (France) and at the composer’s studio and premiered on December 6, 2009 at the Salle Olivier Messiaen, Maison de Radio France (Paris, France). The piece was commissioned by Ina-GRM. For their support, thanks to Christian Zanési, François Bonnet, Philippe Dao, David Fenech, and Nicolas Stephan.


Premiere

  • December 6, 2009, Multiphonies 2009-10: Akousma, Salle Olivier Messiaen — Maison de la radio, Paris (France)

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This version was mastered in June 2011 by Dominique Bassal in Montréal.

Reflets de notre société crépusculaire, 1: Avortements (éclats de liberté)

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay

  • Duration: 7:25

Stereo

ISRC CAD501110114

  • 48 kHz, 24 bits

Surround 5.1

ISRC CAD501110106

  • Dolby Digital, 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 48 kHz, 24 bits

Reflets de notre société crépusculaire, 2: Rapports bruit / signal (éclats d’égalité)

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay

  • Duration: 7:15

Stereo

ISRC CAD501110115

  • 48 kHz, 24 bits

Surround 5.1

ISRC CAD501110107

  • Dolby Digital, 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 48 kHz, 24 bits

Reflets de notre société crépusculaire, 3: Seuls dans un désert d’homme (éclats de fraternité)

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay

  • Duration: 3:47

Stereo

ISRC CAD501110116

  • 48 kHz, 24 bits

Surround 5.1

ISRC CAD501110108

  • Dolby Digital, 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 48 kHz, 24 bits

Ces énigmes lumineuses

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay

  • Year of composition: 2010
  • Duration: 12:29
  • Instrumentation: 5.1-channel fixed medium
  • Commission: Miso Music Portugal

Stereo

ISRC CAD501110117

  • AAC, 320 kbps
  • MP3, 320 kbps
  • 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 48 kHz, 32 bits

Surround 5.1

ISRC CAD501110109

  • Dolby Digital, 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • DTS, 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 48 kHz, 32 bits
  • PCM for Dolby Digital, 48 kHz, 24 bits
For she who helps me to tame happiness

Something is instilled into me when, whilst sitting on a park bench watching my kids at play, I contemplate the drift of my thoughts. Or, when the sun surprises me halfway through an errand, I take the time to stop and to let its rays caress me through my eyelids. Or when I am cuddled against my lover, half-listening dreamily to the radio.

These moments share the feeling of a slowing of time, a serene opposition to the polyrhythm of contemporary life, a well-being into contemplation… Happiness, ineffable, emerges as a slow, voluptuous meditation… To paraphrase Daniel Pennac: they are “radiant enigmas.”

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Ces énigmes lumineuses was realized in 2010 at the studio of Miso Music Portugal in Lisbon (Portugal) and premiered on September 23, 2010 during the Música Viva festival at the Instituto Franco-Português in Lisbon (Portugal). The piece was commissioned by Miso Music Portugal. Thanks to the whole team of Miso Music Portugal: Paula de Castro Guimarães, Violeta Barradas, Marta Catana, Miguel Azguime, Pedro Ferreira, and Jose Grossinho.


Premiere

  • September 23, 2010, Música Viva 2010: Orquestra de Altifalantes, Auditório Philippe Friedman — Institut français — Portugal, Lisbon (Portugal)

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This version was mastered in June 2011 by Dominique Bassal in Montréal.

For Ever Now Soon an End

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay

  • Year of composition: 2010
  • Duration: 17:48
  • Instrumentation: 5.1-channel fixed medium
  • Commission: Technische Universität Berlin

Stereo

ISRC CAD501110118

  • AAC, 320 kbps
  • MP3, 320 kbps
  • 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 48 kHz, 32 bits

Surround 5.1

ISRC CAD501110110

  • Dolby Digital, 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • DTS, 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 48 kHz, 32 bits
  • PCM for Dolby Digital, 48 kHz, 24 bits
To Helena (to Berlin)

“… the source of fear is in the future, and a person freed of the future has nothing to fear” —Milan Kundera, Slowness (La lenteur)

At 45 degrees in the shade, in the middle of an ocean of sand, one’s ego dissolve: the boundary between oneself, the others, the world, disappears, and only then is made possible the mid-summer night dream (nightmare?), static in its perpetual motion.

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For Ever Now Soon an End was realized in 2010 at the Elektronisches Studios of the Fachgebiet Audiokommunikation of the Technische Universität Berlin (Germany) and at the composer’s studio and premiered on January 21, 2011 during the Das Elektronische Studio der TU Berlin concert as part of the Ultraschall festival at Radialsystem V (Berlin, Germany). The piece was commissioned by Technische Universität Berlin. For their support, thanks to Folkmar Hein, Andre Bartetzki, Volker Straebel, and Wilm Thoben. This version was mastered in June 2011 by Dominique Bassal in Montréal.


Premiere

  • January 21, 2011, Ultraschall — Das Elektronische Studio der TU Berlin, Radialsystem V, Berlin (Germany)

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This version was mastered in June 2011 by Dominique Bassal in Montréal.

Les trois petits c…

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay

  • Year of composition: 2010
  • Duration: 13:09
  • Instrumentation: 5.1-channel fixed medium
  • Commission: Musiques & Recherches

Stereo

ISRC CAD501110119

  • AAC, 320 kbps
  • MP3, 320 kbps
  • 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 48 kHz, 32 bits

Surround 5.1

ISRC CAD501110111

  • Dolby Digital, 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • DTS, 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 48 kHz, 32 bits
  • PCM for Dolby Digital, 48 kHz, 24 bits
To Hilke

«Woman is the future of man.»Louis Aragon, Le fou d’Elsa

This piece, the title of which may imply humour at first glance, is an ode to the resilience of women. With its working title being “A Woman in Berlin,” the project is born of an immense admiration for a young woman of my surrounding that now lives this very city, and that has won two fights against cancer. Around the same time, I was reading the famous book bearing the same title, this diary of another young woman through the occupation of Berlin by the Russian army in 1945, and I could not stop being astonished by the capacity of women to find a place for happiness in these times of immense hardship.

By using a simple story as a narrative foundation, I hope to give a hint at the contagious happiness of these exceptional beings faced to adversity. They are forever my models.

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Les trois petits c… was realized in 2010 at the Métamorphoses d’Orphée studio in Ohain (Belgium) and at the composer’s studio and premiered on May 25, 2011 as part of the Trois visages des musiques électroacoustiques concert series produced by Musiques & Recherches at Espace Senghor in Brussels (Belgium). The piece was commissioned by Musiques & Recherches. Special thanks to Hilke Bahmann for her great generosity during the recording sessions. Thanks to the people around Musiques & Recherches: Annette Vande Gorne, Roald Baudoux, Alexis Boilley, Violaine Dehin, France Dubois, and Paul ‘Pablo’ Miquet.


Premiere

  • May 25, 2011, Trois visages des musiques électroacoustiques: Musique électroacoustique et videomusique, Espace Senghor, Brussels (Belgium)

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This version was mastered in June 2011 by Dominique Bassal in Montréal.

Walk That Way. Tuesday, Turn.

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay / Pierre Alexandre Tremblay

  • Year of composition: 2006
  • Duration: 10:34
  • Form: videomusic
  • Instrumentation: video

Stereo

ISRC CAD501110120

  • AAC, 320 kbps
  • MP3, 320 kbps
  • 48 kHz, 16 bits
  • 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 48 kHz, 32 bits

Surround 5.1

ISRC CAD501110112

  • Dolby Digital, 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • DTS, 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 48 kHz, 32 bits
  • PCM for Dolby Digital, 48 kHz, 32 bits
To Helena (in Birmingham)

Inhale.

Exhale.

Repeat until life ceases.

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The videomusic Walk That Way. Tuesday, Turn. was realized in 2006 at the composer’s studio and premiered on June 3, 2006 during a concert produced by BEAST at Vivid in Birmingham (UK). Walk That Way. Tuesday, Turn. was awarded a Mention at the 35th Bourges International Electroacoustic Music and Sonic Art Competition (France, 2008). The video calibration was realized in June 2011 by Geoff Cox in Huddersfield (UK).


Premiere

  • June 3, 2006, Concert, Vivid Projects, Birmingham (England, UK)

Awards


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The 5.1 Surround version was realized in June 2011 by Dominique Bassal in Montréal (Québec).

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