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The work won 1st prize at the Hungarian Radio’s EAR’01 International Competition of Electroacoustic Music (Budapest, Hungary, 2001).
To compose, not only for a familiar audience but also (mostly, perhaps) for the larger public, without sullying the genre in the process, has always been extremely important to me…
To try to make a genre often perceived as serious (or worse) more lively, more accessible. To try to approach this musique concrète, this acousmatic art from a slightly different perspective… In this case by stripping the materials of any and all factual elements, or through a characteristic way of making sounds speak, all the way to abstraction, music…
[English translation: François Couture, ii-15]
Divertissement [Entertainment] was realized in 2001 in the studio of the Institut international de musique électroacoustique de Bourges (IMEB, France) and premiered on June 9, 2001 at the Grand théâtre de la Maison de la culture de Bourges as part of Synthèse festival (Bourges, France). It was commissioned by the IMEB.