This piece, inspired by the aesthetics of noise music, developed around recordings of improvisations on a modular synthesizer combined with percussion recordings made with musician Huizi Wang. Éclats | Violet is structured in three movements. It explores metamorphosis, fusion and opposition between the acoustic source sounds (paper, snare drum, timpani, bass drum) and the synthesizer recordings. In the spirit of purple, the most extreme colour on the visible spectrum, this piece features highly unstable and chaotic material, at the very limit of musicality.
[English translation: François Couture, v-20]
Éclats | Violet [Shards | Purple] was realized in April and May 2020 in the composer’s studio (Montréal, Québec) out of a mixed work for percussion, video and processing now retitled Chroma | Violet realized in 2018 at the Métamorphoses d’Orphée studio of Musiques & Recherches (Ohain, Belgium). Thanks to Huizi Wang (recorded percussion instruments). The mixed version Chroma | Violet was premiered by percussionist Huizi Wang on November 10, 2018, during the concert 100% mixte! presented at Salle Claude-Champagne, Université de Montréal (Québec).