Track listing detail

Aiguillage (Switches & Crossings)

Line Katcho

  • Year of composition: 2013-14
  • Duration: 11:06
  • Instrumentation: 4-channel fixed medium
  • ISWC: T9168255796


This work bases itself on the engineering, the mechanics, the forces and physical energies underlying the operation of roller coasters. Circuits of long serpentine paths are triggered by a single initial state, the origin of unfolding activity that replenishes and renews itself within itself.



Alexis Langevin-Tétrault

  • Year of composition: 2014
  • Duration: 7:01
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium


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Shapeshifter est une pièce acousmatique axée sur le traitement qui explore les possibilités de relation entre trames et micro-montage. Inspirée de l’essai de Jean-Guy Lacroix Sociologie et transition millénariste: entre l’irraison totalitaire du capitalisme et la possibilité-nécessité de la conscientivité et su poème Séquences de Gaston Miron: «je vous magane, je vous use, je vous rends fous, je vous fais honte / Vous ne m’aurez pas vous devrez m’abattre […] les sommeils bougent, ma poitrine résonne J’ai retrouvé l’avenir».



Impacts discrets

Pierre-Luc Lecours

  • Year of composition: 2014
  • Duration: 9:14
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • ISWC: T9156534315


This work revolves around the idea of creating an abstract yet consistent physical system in the midst of which the music evolves. A system with its own laws, a sort of surreal microcosm where space is subjected to its own physical laws, including gravity.

[English translation: François Couture, v-20]

Impacts discrets [Discreet Impacts] was realized at the studios of the Faculty of Music of the Université de Montréal (Québec) and premiered on November 8, 2014, at Usine C (Montréal, Québec), as part of the festival Akousma XI. Thanks to Martin Bédard for his knowledgeable comments and to Félix Lambert for allowing me to spend a day recording snow and ice on the roofs of Old Québec. Impacts discrets won the 2nd Prize at the Destellos International Composition Competition, 2nd Prize ex æquo at the Hugh Le Caine Award presented by the Young Composers Competition of the SOCAN Foundation, and 2nd Prize at the Jeu de temps / Times Play (JTTP) compeition of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC).


  • November 8, 2014, Akousma XI: Résonance_concaténée, Usine C, Montréal (Québec)