Sonne l’image

Ensemble SuperMusique (ESM)

SuperMusique and DAME are pleased to present Ensemble SuperMusiqueSonne l’image, an album of three works recorded live in front of an audience in November 2019 (at the dawn of the pandemic).

As the name suggests, the pieces on Sonne l’image (“Sounding the Image”) were composed in tandem with the creation of images — moving images that then served as animated scores. Now these works, created with the help of media such as video, animated film and photo montage, are presented here on CD, completely autonomous. They are music that we can but listen to. They have their own life, complete and independent. In them we can make out the musical gestures of the famous Ensemble SuperMusique musicians. They are sonic and magnificent.

However, traces do remain in these pieces of the visual artists who collaborated so closely with their composers; the videographer Pierre Hébert and the multidisciplinary artist Manon de Pauw actually created sounds with the musicians Viviane Houle and Joane Hétu; to say nothing of the fusion of photo montage and music in the piece by Cléo Palacio-Quintin. These works secretly retain all the contours of their arabesques. They are almost visible.

Animated scores, like graphic scores, are at the heart of our practice. They were written or drawn on paper and today they are projected on the screen or iPad. To our eyes and ears they are the scores that are most suited to the sounds of today’s music. As creative musicians we seek to better compose them, as ensemble directors we seek to better analyse and conduct them. With the instrumentalists of the Ensemble SuperMusique, we seek to perfect the performance of them. And we work tirelessly to introduce them to wider audiences who we hope will enjoy them. — Danielle Palardy Roger, Montréal, 2021


CD (AM 266)

  • Label: Ambiances Magnétiques
  • AM 266 / 2021
  • UCC 771028126620
  • Total duration: 37:22
  • Sympathique case
  • 126 mm × 126 mm × 5 mm
  • 40 g

Download (AM 266_NUM)

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