This piece was inspired by the intuitive process of Automatist painters. The first steps of its realization were guided by the idea of throwing the material directly on the fixed support and reacting to the result to fashion the contours and shapes of the work. Source recordings were made inside a piano. This piece shifts back and forth between states of restraint and explosion of a material fused with synthesized sounds. The vivid gestural process of this piece, created in a state of urgency, was inspired by the colour red.
[English translation: François Couture, v-20]
Éclats | Rouge [Shards | Red] was realized in 2014 at the studios of the Faculty of Music of the Université de Montréal (Québec) and premiered on May 13, 2015, during the concert Video Remakes: Homage to Norman McLaren at La Fabbrica del Vedere (Venice, Italy). Thanks to Robert Normandeau for listening several times, and to the Faculty of Music of the Université de Montréal. Éclats | Rouge received the 2017 Award of the Exhibitronic Electroacoustic Music Competition (Strasbourg, France).