Portrait d’un visiteur (1985)17:07Christian CalonLigne de vie: récits électriques
Portrait d’un visiteur
Take this person I used to know quite well. I haven’t seen her for a very long time; say I unexpectedly meet her. During our brief meeting I stubbornly try to connect her familiar elements with the stream of new signs being displayed.
Unsatisfying effort; polished surfaces, unforeseen iridescences, darkened areas meet one’s eye. Beyond certain points the paths lead nowhere. Thickets, bushes. The despair of recognizing something. And on the other hand, that stranger standing there, resembling me so much.
All I know of my nature and that of the universe is incomplete: it is exactly as if I knew nothing.
Portrait d’un visiteur was realized from Augu, 1984 to Augu, 1985 at the studio of the Groupe de musique expérimentale de Marseille (
- September 26, 1985, Concert, Salle Pollack — Université McGill, Montréal (Québec)
- Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
- Composer(s): Christian Calon
- Year composed: 1985
- ISWC: T0707150206
- Publisher(s): Yul média
- ISRC: CAD509010001