Cache 2010 CA+AU/NZ (2 × CD) Track listing detail

a glass is not a glass

Adam Basanta

  • Year of composition: 2008-09
  • Duration: 18:56
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium

“a glass is a glass is a glass” — adapted from Gertrude Stein

“Ceci n’est pas un verre” — adapted from René Magritte

The sound of a common wine glass encapsulates both its banal everyday use as well as the inherent musicality of everyday objects. This ordinary sound, excited by various means, is treated with a metaphoric sonic magnifying lens, highlighting its various characteristics: attack and resonance, harmonicity and inharmonicity, rhythm and texture.

The untreated sound functions as both departure and arrival points, allowing elastic musical elaborations between each concréte bookend. This interplay, between the recognizable qoutidian sound and its more abstract modulations, acts as the main developmental motif in the piece, and is explored throughout eleven intertwined movements.


A glass is not a glass received the third prize of the Sound in Space Competition (Boston, MA, USA, 2011).


Awards

La cité de verre

Valérie Delaney

  • Year of composition: 2009
  • Duration: 8:04
  • Instrumentation: fixed medium


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La cité de verre s’est méritée le 3e prix au 24e Concorso internazionale di musica elettroacustica e rumore Luigi Russolo–Rossana Maggia (Annecy, 2010)

Awards

Au boute

Charles Quevillon

  • Year of composition: 2010
  • Duration: 21:42
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Les comportements des différents éléments (eau, feu, air, terre) que l’on sent, touche, voit et surtout que l’on entend m’ont inspiré cette musique. C’est à travers la réminiscence d’un voyage solitaire à vélo, jusqu’«au boute» de la 138 Est qui longe la rive nord du fleuve Saint-Laurent, que j’ai concrétisé cette idée.

La première étape est celle d’une confrontation. L’ascension d’une montagne sous un soleil ardent et l’effort constant qu’elle exige. La deuxième partie est celle de la contemplation d’un paysage nocturne. Le fleuve, le feu de camp et le ciel constellé nous entraînent alors vers une autre lutte qui est, cette fois-ci, contre un violent orage.


Awards

Glassback

Jason Long

  • Year of composition: 2006
  • Duration: 5:07
  • Instrumentation: fixed medium

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