This piece uses unaltered natural sounds from our environment (noises from traffic, industry, business etc.) and encases them within an electronic framework. The title “Rivages” refers therefore to the place where these two paradoxical elements meet in unceasing conflict, symbolizing in this way the play of tensions, contrasts, and delta-like movements always present in the work. Completed at the McGill University Electronic Music Studio in June 1986, the work was realized using the Synclavier II and Yamaha DX7 synthesizers. It was supported by a grant from the Canada Council and has received the Second prize at the NewComp Society, 1987, in Boston (MA, USA); a Special Mention at the 9th “Luigi Russolo” International Competition, 1987, in Varese (Italy); a Mention at the 16e concours international de musique électroacoustique de Bourges (France), 1988. GG
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