Le chant de l’inaudible

Jean-François Laporte

Le chant de l’inaudible

  • Jean-François Laporte
  • Year of composition: 2000
  • Duration: 14:56
  • Instrumentation: saxophone quartet
  • Commission: Quasar, with support from the CCA

Born after my research on multiple sounds on the saxophone, this minimalist work embroided with acoustical phenomenons explores the sound in a slow, continuous movement. This music of colours is lead by the evolution of a very mild stream of breaths which wind and unwind with each other. Purely deploying a layer of sustained sounds, the work expounds the progressive flow of superposition, then a silent evaporation.

Jean-François Laporte [English translation: Vincent Collard]


  • April 26, 2001, Quasar(S)AXE(S), La Chapelle — scènes contemporaines, Montréal (Québec)