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Into the Forest

Louis Dufort

  • Year of composition: 2020-21
  • Duration: 39:40
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média

This cycle of works was inspired by the forest, an inspiration that was fed by countless treks in the Canadian Rockies and in Québec’s boreal forest. My interest in the forest is a holistic one, meaning that I find inspiration in its intrinsic structure, its organicity, its colours, its smells, as much as in its mysterious power to evoke our own nature.

[English translation: François Couture, vii-21]


The pieces in this cycle were developed over several years, a stretch of time that included presentations of them as works in progress in 2016 and 2017-18. All works were revised and finalized in 2020-21 at the composer’s studio in Montréal (Québec).

Into

Louis Dufort

  • Year of composition: 2020-21
  • Duration: 12:01
  • Instrumentation: fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • ISWC: T3073840952

Stereo

ISRC CAD502110030

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

This work is the opener of Into the Forest and the most pastoral piece of the cycle. Nature and music.

[English translation: François Couture, vii-21]


Into was realized in 2020-21 at the composer’s studio in Montréal (Québec). It includes elements from Nervures (2009).

Composition

Into the forest my wounded arms wide open

Louis Dufort

  • Year of composition: 2020-21
  • Duration: 9:57
  • Instrumentation: fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • ISWC: T3073843155

Stereo

ISRC CAD502110031

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

The title Into the forest my wounded arms wide open underpins a cathartic space where the human psyche is exposed to this imperial forest.

[English translation: François Couture, vii-21]


Into the forest my wounded arms wide open was developed over several years, then revised and finalized in 2020-21 at the composer’s studio in Montréal (Québec). A draft version was presented on April 7, 2016 at the concert Électrochoc 6 at the Studio multimédia of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal.

Premiere

  • April 7, 2016, Preliminary version: Électrochoc 2015-16: Électrochoc 6: Martin Bédard, Louis Dufort, Studio multimédia — Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Montréal (Québec)

Preparation

Composition

Into the forest

Louis Dufort

  • Year of composition: 2020-21
  • Duration: 9:52
  • Instrumentation: fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • ISWC: T3073843531

Stereo

ISRC CAD502110032

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

This work delves into microstructures and their metaphorical reflections. This sets the stage for a parallel narrative between complex nature and dreamlike nature.

[English translation: François Couture, vii-21]


Into the forest was developed over several years, then revised and finalized in 2020-21 at the composer’s studio in Montréal (Québec). A draft version was presented on January 11, 2018 at the concert L’élite numérique as part of the Ultrasons festival at Salle Claude-Champagne, in Montréal (Québec).

Premiere

  • January 11, 2018, Preliminary version: Ultrasons: L’élite numérique avec Louis Dufort, Salle Claude-Champagne — Université de Montréal, Montréal (Québec)
  • October 8, 2021, Premiere of the final version: Festival des musiques de création 2021: Akousma @ FMC — 4 artistes électroakousmatiques, Salle Pierrette-Gaudreault, Jonquière (Québec)

Preparation

Composition

Into the forest I’ve seen under

Louis Dufort

  • Year of composition: 2020-21
  • Duration: 7:35
  • Instrumentation: fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • ISWC: T3073842287

Stereo

ISRC CAD502110033

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

This is the most abstract piece of the cycle; organic, synthetic, and musical materials are brought together into an ode to nature.

[English translation: François Couture, vii-21]


Into the forest I’ve seen under was developed over several years, then revised and finalized in 2020-21 at the composer’s studio in Montréal (Québec). A draft version was presented on January 11, 2018 at the concert L’élite numérique as part of the Ultrasons festival at Salle Claude-Champagne, in Montréal (Québec).

Premiere

  • January 11, 2018, Preliminary version: Ultrasons: L’élite numérique avec Louis Dufort, Salle Claude-Champagne — Université de Montréal, Montréal (Québec)

Preparation

Composition