Associations libres

Gilles Gobeil

Programme notes

This piece was born of the desire after fifteen years, to collaborate with the guitarist René Lussier. Using his talent for improvisation, I have employed the wide variety of timbres and sound matter from his interpretation. The tape consists of a succession of very dense and expressive scenes onto which the guitar’s living and playful gestures are placed.

Gilles Gobeil [xi-90]

Associations libres [Free Associations], a commission by René Lussier with support from the Canada Council [for the Arts] (CCA), was realized at the studio Ondes in Montréal in July, 1990.


  • November 2, 1990, Montréal musiques actuelles / New Music America, Acousmonium: Concert 6: Électro clips, Théâtre Les Loges, Montréal (Québec)
  • March 7, 2015, Mixed version premiere: Patrice Soletti, electric guitar • Figures du siècle, Salle Pasteur — Le Corum, Montpellier (Hérault, France)


About this recording

Version remixed in 1994.

About this recording

Version remixed in 1994.

  • Composer(s): Gilles Gobeil
  • Year of composition: 1990
  • Instrumentation: electric guitar and stereo fixed medium
  • Commission: René Lussier, with support from the CCA , empreintes DIGITALes
  • ISWC: T0702933081
  • Publisher(s): Yul média
  • Duration: 3:00
  • ISRC: CAD509411120, CAD509612900