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DHOMONT, FRANCIS - Cycle du son

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Empreintes Digitales IMED 0158
Release Year: 2001
Note: cardboard box, homage to PIERRE SCHAEFFER
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This Cycle celebrates sound (a major discovery of the twentieth century) and concrete music. It is a fiftieth-anniversary homage to the inventiveness of Pierre Schaeffer, who clearly created an upheaval in the world of music that has had no precedent. Drawing on the same sound material which was forged from the first movement of Schaeffers tude aux objets, as well as from a personal collection of sounds that have been stored away over the years, these four pieces go through a process where they develop out of each other, question each other, echo each other, and complete each other through allusions, commentaries, metonymies, and continuations. With poetic freedom they both evoke a historic journey and propose a connection between the object of sage Schaefferian observation and the wildest metamorphologies of sound art. Years after its composition, Novars, the third part of this Cycle but the first to be composed, remains the section around which the entire work turns. Cycle du son (Cycle of Sound) premiered on November 22nd, 1998 as part of the 5th Lespace du son Festival acousmatique international in Brussels (Belgium). Francis Dhomont