Track listing detail

Three Myths of Liberalism

Adam Basanta

  • Year of composition: 2012
  • Duration: 17:34
  • Instrumentation: 10-channel fixed medium
  • Commission: Codes d’accès


Despite the numerous political, socio-economical and technological changes that have taken place since the 19th century, classical liberal ideology still provides a foundation for our conception of modern life and our place within it.

I wanted to interrogate and complicate three interrelated aspects of this ideology — the relationship between the individual and the collective, the relation of work to monetary gain, and the search for individual self-fulfillment — through both a sonic and metaphoric lens. Each of the three aforementioned topics is explored sequentially throughout three intertwined movements.

While interrogating liberal ideology, the piece does not propose a simple diametrically opposite philosophy; rather, it aims to reveal the complex ambiguities of modern life and the inadequacies of singular ideological dogmas. In this sense, the piece suggests a multiplicity of interweaving narratives, which are revealed and re-structured through the listener’s imaginative engagement.


  • April 5, 2012, Les messagers, Usine C, Montréal (Québec)



Guillaume Cliche

  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Duration: 7:40
  • Instrumentation: fixed medium


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Tape est une pièce réalisée au cours de ses études au Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. C’est a priori une recherche basée sur l’extraction et l’extrapolation du potentiel spectral des sources sonores. C’est une mise en valeur du caractère rugueux des matériaux. Un travail de gestuel où le dynamisme des formes exploite le côté dur du contenu morphologique des objets.