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Fin de crise

Marie-Jeanne Wyckmans

Programme notes

The final part of a trilogy composed during the pandemic, this trilogy holding a mirror to it. Anger (L’hubris du monde), the spark that sets everything on fire; daytime nightmares (L’odeur du soufre), and fires; the last feverish flames (Fin de crise), and the promise of clearer skies, with birds, locusts, liberating wing beats, signs of hope.

I chose stereophony to release the audience from immersive horror (the quadraphonic L’odeur du soufre) so that they can perceive a horizon that stretches far away in front of them, and from which emerges a light, the long-awaited end of the crisis.

[English translation: François Couture, vi-21]

Fin de crise [End of Crisis] was realized in 2021 at Musiques & Recherches’s Métamorphoses d’Orphée studio in Ohain (Belgium) and was premiered on August 29, 2021 as part of the concert ÉlectroBelge presented at Jardin d’Orphée in Ohain. Thanks to the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Administration générale de la culture, Service de la musique.


  • August 29, 2021, ÉlectroBelge, Jardin d’Orphée — Musiques & Recherches, Ohain (Belgium)
  • Composer(s): Marie-Jeanne Wyckmans
  • Year of composition: 2021
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • ISWC: T3073840101
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • Duration: 7:04
  • ISRC: CAD502110038