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Le vertige inconnu

Gilles Gobeil

  • Year of composition: 1993-94
  • Duration: 8:23
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Yul média
  • Commission: GMEB, with support from the CCA
  • ISWC: T0704791014

Stereo

ISRC CAD509411100

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

“… here, on the roof of the world, I feel a shadow of uneasiness… It’s not at all the height, nor the kind of suction exerted by the abrupt depths and its emptiness which troubles me. It’s an altogether different emptiness which affects an altogether different sense… the essence of solitude…”

Paul Valéry, Le solitaire

[vi-95]


Le vertige inconnu [The Mysterious Vertigo] was realized in 1993 at the studios of the Groupe de musique expérimentale de Bourges (GMEB, France). It premiered in June 1993 at the 23rd Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Festival (France). Le vertige inconnu received the 1994 Stockholm Electronic Arts Award (Sweden) and was selected for the 1994 World Music Days (Stockholm, Sweden) and the 1994 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC ’94) in Danmark. The piece was commissioned by the GMEB, with support from the Canada Council [for the Arts] (CCA). Le vertige inconnu was awarded the prize of international competition Stockholm Electronic Arts Award (Sweden, 1994) and an Award of Distinction at the Prix Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria, 1995).


Premiere

  • June 1993, Synthèse 1993: Concert, Bourges (Cher, France)

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Voix blanche

Gilles Gobeil

  • Year of composition: 1988, 89
  • Duration: 12:58
  • Instrumentation: ondes Martenot and stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Yul média
  • Commission: Suzanne Binet-Audet, with support from the CCA
  • ISWC: T0715412137

Stereo

ISRC CAD509411110

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 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)

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Revision

About this recording

This version was recorded at the de Sainte-Famille Church in Boucherville (Québec) on September 29 and 30, 1992 and mixed at the Amaryllis studio in Lévis (Québec) in December 1993.

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Associations libres

Gilles Gobeil

  • Year of composition: 1990
  • Duration: 3:00
  • Instrumentation: electric guitar and stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Yul média
  • Commission: René Lussier, with support from the CCA , empreintes DIGITALes
  • ISWC: T0702933081

Stereo

ISRC CAD509411120

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

This piece was born of the desire after fifteen years, to collaborate with the guitarist René Lussier. Using his talent for improvisation, I have employed the wide variety of timbres and sound matter from his interpretation. The tape consists of a succession of very dense and expressive scenes onto which the guitar’s living and playful gestures are placed.

Gilles Gobeil [xi-90]


Associations libres [Free Associations], a commission by René Lussier with support from the Canada Council [for the Arts] (CCA), was realized at the studio Ondes in Montréal in July, 1990.


Premiere

  • November 2, 1990, Montréal musiques actuelles / New Music America, Acousmonium: Concert 6: Électro clips, Théâtre Les Loges, Montréal (Québec)
  • March 7, 2015, Mixed version premiere: Patrice Soletti, electric guitar; Julien Guillamat, diffusion • Figures du siècle, Salle Pasteur — Le Corum, Montpellier (Hérault, France)

Awards

Composition

  • 1990-07, Ondes, Montréal (Québec)

About this recording

Version remixed in 1994.

Performers

Remixing

  • 1994, Montréal (Québec)

Scores

  • [November 1992]
    Associations libres (1990, 3:00) by Gilles Gobeil

La ville machine

Gilles Gobeil / Lyette Limoges

  • Year of composition: 1992
  • Duration: 14:45
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Yul média
  • Commission: ACREQ, with support from the CCA
  • ISWC: T0704788271

Stereo

ISRC CAD509411130

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

“When the act is committed, when the threat is carried out, reason dictates the impossible. They believed it, all of them.” La ville machine (The Machine City) is an electroacoustic drama on the subject of sound ecology.

[v-94]


La ville machine was realized in the composer’s studio. It was presented at the 7e Printemps électroacoustique de Montréal during the radio program Sons d’esprit on CKUT FM in Montréal. It was also presented in concert on June 20, 1992 at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. La ville machine was commissioned by the Association pour la création et la recherche électroacoustiques du Québec (ACREQ) with support from the Canada Council [for the Arts] (CCA). Thanks to Hélène Mondoux and François Godin (narration) and to the children of the École nouvelle Querbes in the city of Outremont. In 1993, La ville machine was awarded the Grand Prize at the SOCAN Award for Composers 30 Years of Age and Over.


Premiere

  • June 18, 1992, Concert, CKUT FM, Montréal (Québec)

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Rivage

Gilles Gobeil

  • Year of composition: 1986
  • Duration: 8:44
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Yul média
  • ISWC: T0708484961

Stereo

ISRC CAD509411140

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

Rivage (Shore) utilizes unretouched sounds from our urban environment (the noise of traffic, of industry, of business transactions…) bordered by electronic sounds. The title refers to the antinomy created by the clash of these two elements, a continual conflict, and symbolizes the interplay of contrasts, the shifting of a delta, which underlie the work.

[v-94]


Rivage was realized in the studios of McGill University in Montréal in 1986, with support from the Canada Council [for the Arts] (CCA). Rivage was awarded the 2nd Prize at the NEWCOMP International Computer Music Competition (Boston, USA, 1987), a mention at the 9th Luigi Russolo International Competition (Varese, Italy, 1987), and a mention in the electroacoustic category at the 16th Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition (France, 1988). Rivage can also be found as part of the Anthology of Canadian Music: Electroacoustic Music on the Radio Canada International label (ACM 37).


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Nous sommes heureux de…

Gilles Gobeil

  • Year of composition: 1992
  • Duration: 0:57
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Yul média
  • ISWC: T0706945723

Stereo

ISRC CAD509411150

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

Nous sommes heureux de… [We are pleased to…] was realized in the composer’s studio. This very short piece was a finalist in the 1992 Concours international électro-vidéo clips of the Association pour la création et la recherche électroacoustiques du Québec (ACREQ).


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Là où vont les nuages…

Gilles Gobeil

  • Year of composition: 1990-91
  • Duration: 11:20
  • Instrumentation: ondes Martenot, interactive system and stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Yul média
  • ISWC: T0715412126

Stereo

ISRC CAD509411160

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 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 recorded at the de Sainte-Famille Church in Boucherville (Québec) on September 29 and 30, 1992 and mixed at the Amaryllis studio in Lévis (Québec) in December 1993.

Performers

Recording

Mixing

Traces

Gilles Gobeil

  • Year of composition: 1985
  • Duration: 6:31
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Yul média
  • ISWC: T0702933092

Stereo

ISRC CAD509411170

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

The impression of an expression, the faint trail left upon passing. The shards of reality emerge here and there, furtively, at the center of an abstract universe, concise and articulate, to be immediately absorbed and transformed in sudden, erratic swinging movements.

[v-94]


Traces was realized in the studios of the Université de Montréal in 1985. It was awarded the 1st Mention at the Brock University Tape Music Competition (St Catharines, Ontario, 1985) and the 2nd Prize at the 10th Luigi Russolo International Competition (Varese, Italy, 1988).


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