ELVIS (Électro-lux, vertige illimité synthétique)

Walter Boudreau, Alain Thibault

Programme Notes

ELVIS (Électro-lux, vertige illimité synthétique)

The different sections of the piece come from the eight mutation phases of life as described by Timothy Leary in his book Exo-psychology.

“To fly towards the stars, the biological robot must go inside itself, be in control of its body, of its brain, of its DNA…”

Timothy Leary


ELVIS (Électro-lux, vertige illimité synthétique) was originally composed as a multimedia work with computer controlled visual support designed by Jacques Collin. It was premiered on August 15, 1985 at the 2nd Conference on Computer Art and Creativity, Digicon ’85 in Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada). The composition of this piece was made possible with support from the Canada Council [for the Arts] (CCA) and the ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec. Saxophone arrangement: Walter Boudreau.


  • August 15, 1985, Digicon ’85, Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

This version was realized in 1987 in the studio of the Faculty of Music of Université de Montréal (recording technician: Michel Bédard) and at the studio Bruit blanc (Montréal).

  • Instrumentation: saxophone quartet and stereo fixed medium
  • Composer(s): Walter Boudreau, Alain Thibault
  • Year of composition: 1985
  • ISWC: T0729100633; T0708801324
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média / Yul média
  • ISRC: CAD509010010

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