Communauté électroacoustique canadienne
Canadian Electroacoustic Community
GM-500 — 1455, boulevard De Maisonneuve Ouest, Montréal, QC, H3G 1M8, Canada
http://cec.sonus.ca - cec@sonus.ca

I could say a lot of things about this piece. For example, I could tell you that it is a composition that throws a critical and ironic look at the existing bilingualism through the actions of two characters, each one personifying the strengths, the weaknesses and the contradictions of the two founding nations of that great country sometimes called Canada. Or, I could affirm that through this piece I have tried to continue the discourse on Good and Evil, God and the Devil, the Chicken and the Egg, because of a personal vision which appeared to me after I read Dostoïevski's “Crime and Punishment”. I could even say to you that this composition is constructed something like a telescope, a sort of lens through which I can ‘channelize’, and thus attune myself to a cosmic energy to arrive at a New-Ageian orgasm. Finally, I could maintain that the only reason I did the work is because it paid well. Of course, It's really much simpler than all that. David Olds asked me to write an electroacoustic radio piece for his show, ‘Transfigured Nights’, and since David is a really nice guy while also being a relentless defender and diffuser of electroacoustic music, I thought he would like it if I made a piece which would actually be a screwy radio show. Voices: Marie-Lise Hétu and Kevin Austin. MR

  • Studio: Studio Musique assistée par ordinateur (MAO) (Montréal, Québec)
  • Premiere: Transfigured Nights / CKLN FM (Toronto, Ontario), 07-xi-1988 (création radio); Université Concordia (Montréal, Québec), 08-iii-1989 (création concert)
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