- Year of composition: 2019
- Duration: 7:23
- 48 kHz, 24 bits
This new work is part of my creative laboratory «Aléas», a cycle of malleable and open compositions that build into each other, sharing content through their interactions. Recordings of these pieces will be collected in a transdisciplinary digital work. It is the creation of a poetic universe in which I explore the way human beings conceive of the universe that surrounds them.
At first glance rocks may seem inert and mute, however they contain a multitude of information about the past. The long history of planet Earth is written in them through geological layers formed over millennia. The content and form of each rock describes its origin and the path it took to become its individual and unique shape. Each rock can thus tell us its story…
In surveying this wall of rock at Cirque Peak — that I explored at an altitude of 2800 meters in Banff National Park and recreated as a digital photo montage — the improvising musicians of the ESM will lend their voices to these rocks, revealing a facet of their history.
[English translation: Elizabeth Millar]
The creation of this work is supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ).
- Ensemble SuperMusique (ESM) (Cléo Palacio-Quintin, flutes; Jean Derome, alto saxophone, flute, objects; Joane Hétu, alto saxophone, voice, objects; Elizabeth Millar, clarinet; Guido Del Fabbro, violin, synthesizer; Rémy Bélanger de Beauport, cello; Olivier St-Pierre, piano; Vergil Sharkya’, synthesizer; Anne-F Jacques, mechanical objects; Émilie Payeur, no-input, electronic gizmos, mini lo-fi synth; Isaiah Ceccarelli, drum kit; Danielle Palardy Roger, percussion)
- Viviane Houle, voice
- 2019-11-27, Maxime Audet-Halde • Amphithéâtre – Le Gesù, Montréal (Québec)
Aléas: Révélations des pierres muettes (2019, 7:00) by Cléo Palacio-Quintin