Totem électrique (CD) Track listing detail

L’heure suspendue

André Hamel

  • Year of composition: 2010
  • Duration: 18:45
  • Instrumentation: flying can and processing
  • Commission: Productions Totem contemporain

Premiere

  • June 5, 2010, Jean-François Laporte, flying can • Totem électrique: Les totems électriques II, Studio multimédia — Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Montréal (Québec)

Bol-Hydre

Gilles Gobeil

  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Duration: 10:10
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Yul média
  • Commission: Productions Totem contemporain, with support from the CCA

The Bol (Bowl) is a stunning musical instrument invented by Jean-François Laporte; it produces weird menacing sounds. The Hydra is the mythical monster whose heads would grow back when they were chopped off. To put it simply, I attempted a graft between these two curiosities. Most of the sounds used in this piece come from the instrument.

[English translation: François Couture, v-15]


Bol-Hydre [Bowl-Hydra] was realized in 2011 at the composer’s studio in Montréal and premiered on June 5, 2011 at the concert Les totems électriques III in the Studio multimédia du Conservation de musique de Montréal. This work was commissioned by Productions Totem contemporain, with support from the CCA. Thanks to Jean-François Laporte. Bol-Hydre was awarded the Second Prize at the 5th Destellos Electroacoustic Composition Competition (Mar del Plata, Argentina, 2012).


Premiere

  • June 5, 2011, Gilles Gobeil, diffusion • Totem électrique: Les totems électriques III, Studio multimédia — Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Montréal (Québec)

Awards

ksana

Benjamin Thigpen

  • Year of composition: 2012
  • Duration: 12:51
  • Instrumentation: tu-yo, telescopic tu-yo and processing
  • Commission: Productions Totem contemporain

Premiere

  • June 2, 2012, Benjamin Thigpen, controller • Totem électrique: Totem électrique IV, Studio multimédia — Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Montréal (Québec)

Plateforme

Félix-Antoine Morin

  • Year of composition: 2009
  • Duration: 13:47
  • Instrumentation: siren organ and fixed medium
  • Commission: Productions Totem contemporain

Premiere

  • February 20, 2009, Jean-François Laporte, siren organ • Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2009, Totem électrique: Les totems électriques, Studio multimédia — Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Montréal (Québec)

Close Encounter

Jesper Nordin

  • Year of composition: 2009
  • Duration: 14:35
  • Instrumentation: bowl and processing

Premiere

  • February 20, 2009, Jean-François Laporte, bowl • Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2009, Totem électrique: Les totems électriques, Studio multimédia — Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Montréal (Québec)

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