La perle et l’oubli

Gilles Gobeil

Programme notes

La perle et l’oubli

A personal interpretation of a Gnostic text from the second century, entitled Hymn of the Pearl and attributed to Bardesanes (152-222).

[English translation: François Couture, iii-05]

La perle et l’oubli [Pearl and Oblivion] premiered on January 7, 2002, at the Stadtgarten in Köln (Germany), at a concert presented by the WDR3, with Suzanne Binet-Audet at the ondes Martenot. The North American premiere took place on September 14, 2002, at a concert presented by the Vancouver New Music Society.


  • January 7, 2002, Suzanne Binet-Audet, ondes Martenot • Concert, Stadtgarten, Cologne (Germany)

This version was recorded by Gilles Gobeil on December 16-17, 2004, in Boucherville (Québec) and mixed by the composer and the performer at the composer’s studio in January 2005.

  • Instrumentation: ondes Martenot and stereo fixed medium
  • Composer(s): Gilles Gobeil
  • Year of composition: 1999-2002
  • ISWC: T0722229426
  • Publisher(s): Yul média
  • ISRC: CAD500518800

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