Prélude aux méandres

Serge Arcuri

Programme Notes

Prélude aux méandres

To accentuate the artificial dimension of dreams, and contrary to the procedure whereby concrete sound objects are transformed into a musical process, this Prélude aux méandres (Meanders’ Prelude) is a reconstruction of a summer night soundscape in which the songs of crickets, grasshoppers, frogs and birds are all of a synthetic nature. These sounds take part in a contrapuntal game with elements that are foreign to the scene and which constitute the dramatic attraction. This prelude was written as the introduction to the stage version.

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Prélude aux méandres was produced at Université de Montréal’s studio, mainly using Jupiter 8 and Fairlight II synthesizers. The work premiered at the on April 14, 1990 during ACREQ’s 6th Printemps électroacoustique de Montréal.


Premiere

  • April 14, 1990, 6e Printemps électroacoustique, Montréal (Québec)
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Composer(s): Serge Arcuri
  • Year of composition: 1985
  • ISWC: T0710443085
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • ISRC: CAD509310540

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