Into the forest my wounded arms wide open

Louis Dufort

Programme notes

The title Into the forest my wounded arms wide open underpins a cathartic space where the human psyche is exposed to this imperial forest.

[English translation: François Couture, vii-21]

Into the forest my wounded arms wide open was developed over several years, then revised and finalized in 2020-21 at the composer’s studio in Montréal (Québec). A draft version was presented on April 7, 2016 at the concert Électrochoc 6 at the Studio multimédia of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal.


  • April 7, 2016, Preliminary version: Électrochoc 2015-16: Électrochoc 6: Martin Bédard, Louis Dufort, Studio multimédia — Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Montréal (Québec)
  • March 23, 2022, Premiere of the final version: Morton Subotnick + Lillevan, Music Multimedia Room — Pavillon de musique Elizabeth Wirth — Université McGill, Montréal (Québec)
  • Composer(s): Louis Dufort
  • Year of composition: 2020-21
  • Instrumentation: fixed medium
  • ISWC: T3073843155
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • Duration: 9:57
  • ISRC: CAD502110031