Maxime Daigneault


Collision is a piece for a flexible group of improvisers; it was created during a special project revolving around graphic scores that I conducted at Université de Montréal. Together with the Cercle des étudiants compositeurs (CÉCO), we invited composers Danielle Palardy Roger and Joane Hétu to lecture us about the historical background of this musical practice as well as its different approaches. In addition, Roger and Hétu offered to become mentors to students who expressed the desire to embark on this peculiar adventure that is writing graphic scores. My piece explores the different characters that sound masses can evoke when they move and collide with each other.