List of Works (chronological by category)

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concert music

Bulles de vie (2005) electroacoustic music
Fresco of excerpts from electroacoustic works by 15 Montréal composers (Turcotte, Thibault, Robert, Calon, Dhomont, Daoust, Laporte, Jean, Gobeil, Dumas, Dolden, Tétreault, Dufort, Normandeau, Tremblay) and a guest (Fort) expressing topics of life. Concert “Carte blanche” at the 12th Festival Acousmatique International l’Espace du Son, Bruxelles 2005.

Le bruit des ailes (2000/2002) electroacoustic music
GRIFFES project. Commissioned by the NEM. Prix OPUS 2007 (disc of the year in musique actuelle and electroacoustic) and finalist in the 5th CIMESP — Concurso Internacional de Música Eletroacústica de São Paulo (Brazil).

Indigo (2000) electroacoustic music
GRIFFES project. Commissioned by the NEM. Quotations: Bernard Fort, Gilles Gobeil, Jean-François Laporte. Prix OPUS 2007 (disc of the year in musique actuelle and electroacoustic) and finalist in Concurso Internacional ART’S XXI 2001 (Valencia, Espagne).

La coquille à planètes (1996) electroclip
Homage to Pierre Schaeffer for the Bourges Festival.

Petit Big Bang (1995) electroacoustic music
Remix of Big Bang II. With the technical collaboration of Louis Dufort.

Le monde est une bulle d’air (1994) electroclip

Les vagues (1994) short spoken opera for one actor and 16-channel electroacoustic diffusion
Texts by Virginia Woolf (Les vagues). Commissioned by ACREQ. Finalist in the 22nd Concours international de electroacoustic music de Bourges 1994 (programme music).

Lux Æterna (1989) electroacoustic music
Work bringing together excerpts of Lux, Big Bang II and D-503.

Les arrivées sont des départs (1988) live electroacoustic music for trio and computer-assisted MIDI controllers (keyboard, marimba, saxophone), synthesizers and digital samplers
With the technical collaboration of Jean Corriveau. Commissioned by pianist Jacques Drouin, one of five parts of the HORIZONES project, concert-length work on an original scenario by Jacques Drouin. Other composers in this collective: Denis Saindon, Myke Roy, Robert Normandeau and Michel Smith.

D-503 (1987) radiophonic electroacoustic music
Texts by Eugène Zamiatine (Nous autres). Commissioned by Radio-Canada. Finalist in the 1987 Prix Italia International Competition.

Pot pourri (1984) electroacoustic music
Reduced version of the multimedia work OPÉRAaaaAH.

MOLL, opéra lilliput pour six roches molles (1976) mixed work for 2 clarinets, 3 trombones, 3 percussion groups, children’s toys and tape
Commissioned by the SMCQ. Prix OPUS 2007 (disc of the year in musique actuelle and electroacoustic), Euphonie d’Or at the 20th Concours international de electroacoustic music de Bourges 1992, First prize for mixed works in the 6th Concours international de electroacoustic music de Bourges 1978.

Talilalilalilalarequiem (1970) mixed work for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, horn, tuba, cello, piano, electric organ, 4 percussion groups and tape

Encore et toujours ce si (1969) mixed work for oboe and tape

Musiques éclatées (1969) collective mixed work
Participation in the collective mixed work of the ORTF’s Atelier de composition du Groupe de recherches musicales in Paris, directed by François Bayle. With conductor Konstantin Simonovitch and his instrumental ensemble, percussionist Pierre Drouet, pianist Gérard Frémy and actor Rufus. Première at the Festival d’Avignon, France, August 1969.

7 + 7 + 7 + 7 ou aussi progression sur la circonférence, du jaune au rouge par l’orange, ou du rouge au bleu par le violet, ou même embrassant le pourtour total (1968) for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, 4 percussion groups electric bass guitar, electric organ and piano
Pictoral music on the painting Rythme d’un jardin by Paul Klee, insipired by his writings on art.

VOZ, cantate mitrailleuse (1968) for flute, electric organ, 2 pianos, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 4 percussion groups, 2 solo voices and mixed choir
Texts by Che Guevara and Raôul Duguay. Amplification and circular spatial diffusion of the instrumental and vocal groups to four points around the hall.

1 1/2 (1967) for piano

À la désespérade (1967) mixed work for mezzo-soprano, flute, piano I (inner piano), piano II (keyboard) and tape
Poem Les Matinaux by René Char. The tape part was conceived but not produced due to lack of resources.

Faribole (1966) for piano

Sonatine (1966) for piano

Les pêcheurs d’eau (1966) for choir
Poem by Anne Hébert.

Suite pour clarinette et piano (1965)

Poème mobile (1965) for piano

Berceuse sur épingles (1965) for piano

Prélude — Le futur antérieur (1965) for piano

Miroirs sans images (1965) for clarinet and viola

N.B. The Integrated Music works (see below) Big Bang II, Big Bang III and Lux can also be presented as acousmatic concert works, outside of their original multimedia contexts.

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integrated music (spectacle, installation and multimedia)

Musique Défilé pour une fin de siècle (2000) electroacoustic works for a “fashion show” performance
Alternating and interlocking with instrumental music by Linda Bouchard (who conceived the event). Collaboration with the International Fashion School at LaSalle College (designers and models) and theatre director Richard Armstrong. Commissioned by the NEM. Indigo and Le bruit des ailes are now incorporated into the GRIFFES project (in progress).

Vertigo Terrae — Paysages virtuels (1995) electroacoustic music for a robotic holographic installation by George Dyens
The installation includes holograms, lighting, rocks and special effects. Permanent exhibition at the Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent (Rivière-du-Loup). The only holographic installation on permanent exhibition in Canada.

Big Bang III (1992) electroacoustic music for a robotic multimedia installation by Georges Dyens
The installation includes sculpture, holograms, lighting, materials, suspended rocks and special effects. Commissioned by Georges Dyens. Prix OPUS 2007 (disc of the year). The music can also be performed as an acousmatic work.

Ludi (1990) multimedia opera in collaboration with Renée Bourassa
For two singers (high contra and soprano), processed voices, three manipulators, multimedia scenography (Renée Bourassa and François Jolly), lighting (Louis-Philippe Demers), programmed 3D multi-image (Renée Bourassa and Paul Ahad) and electroacoustic music spatialized over 14 channels. Work-in-progress. Conception, production, artistic direction and libretto by Renée Bourassa. Produced by Renée Bourassa and Thom Sokoloski. Commissioned by The Banff Centre.

Big Bang II (1987) electroacoustic music for a robotic multimedia installation by Georges Dyens
360° installation (holosculpture) integrating sculptural elements, holograms, lighting and fibre optics. Commissioned by Georges Dyens. Prix OPUS 2007 (disc of the year). The music can also be performed as an acousmatic work.

Lux (1985) spatialized electroacoustic music for a multimedia work by Renée Bourassa
For two mimes, 3D modular scenic devices, programmed multi-image (Jacques Collin), laser and special effects, voices of Gaël Andrews and Jean-Sébastien Marcoux. Quotations by Alain Thibault. Texts by Shaw, Rutherford, Oppenheimer, Kant and Bourassa. Prix OPUS 2007 (disc of the year). The music can also be performed as an acousmatic work.

deUS irae (1985) multi-image and spatialized electroacoustic music
Music, conceptualization, scenario, artistic direction and production by Marcelle Deschênes, multi-image programmed by Jacques Collin with the painters Liliane Fortier, David Morin, Michel Pigeon, Pierre Tabouillet and Claude Simpson. Inspired by Serge Brussolo’s science fiction novel Le carnaval de fer. Texts by Joseph Guglielmi (excerpts from Soliloque d'un Poète comme…), voice of Gaël Andrews. Commissioned by Toronto’s Canadian Electronic Ensemble. Gold Medal in the 1989 Munich International Multi-Image Competition (1989) and Silver Merit in the 1986 AMI International Multi-Image Competition, California.

OPÉRAaaaAH (version II, 1983) spectacle multimédia
For three voices processed in real-time (Raôul Duguay et les Mimes électriques), Tango dancers, performer (Monty Cantsin), female dancer, mime, special effects, odours, multi-image with human screen (Paul St-Jean, Jacques Collin), panoramic multi-image (Denis Latendresse), spatialized electroacoustic music (Marcelle Deschênes with the collaboration of Alain Thibault). Conceptualization, scenario and artistic direction by Marcelle Deschênes. Production and realisation by Deschênes and Performance Multi Média).

Ecran Humain (extrait d’OPÉRAaaaAH) (1983) spatialized electroacoustic music for a multimedia spectacle by Paul St-Jean
Le spectacle intègre multi-image programmé et trois performeurs-écrans.

Jour ‘J’ (extrait d’OPÉRAaaaAH) (1981/83/84) spatialized electroacoustic music for a multimedia spectacle
Music, scenario and directed by Marcelle Deschênes, multi-image by Paul St-Jean and Denis Latendresse. Three versions exist: I “live” voice / II without voice / III multi-image.

OPÉRAaaaAH (version I, 1981) multimedia spectacle for voice and “live” processing device, spatialized electroacoustic music
Music, conceptualization and artistic direction by Marcelle Deschênes, with the technical collaboration (for the sound) of Jean Corriveau. Lighting, odours and panoramic multi-image (Denis Latendresse).

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videomusic

Die Dyer (1999) electroacoustic music for an art video by Alain Pelletier
Commissioned by Alain Pelletier. Texts by Cioran and Pelletier. Musical quotations by Louis Dufort, Bernard Fort, Gilles Gobeil, Jean-François Laporte. First prize for multimedia works at the 20th Concours international de musique et d’art sonore électroacoustiques de Bourges (2002), Best Animation Experimental, Reeling, Chicago (2001), Special Mention of the Jury at Vidéoart, Locarno, Switzerland (2001), Prix Vidéoformes, France (2000), Special Mention of the Jury at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (2000), Prize for the best short and medium-length film at the Festival international nouveau cinéma, new media (1999).

functional music (film, theatre, television, video, exhibition, multi-image)

Plaisirs, le film (2006) electroacoustic music for a poetic fiction video by Yannick B. Gélinas
On the DVD which accompanies Gélinas’ book L’emportement (édition Planète rebelle).

La Saga Viking (1993) electroacoustic music for a multi-image by Jacques Collin
Thematic exhibition at Québec City’s Museum of Civilization de Québec. Commissioned by the Museum of Civilization.

Noël réinventé (1988) ambient electroacoustic music for an exhibition
Grouping in a single space of eleven installations by Québec visual artists (Gasse, Lefebvre, Martineau, Schlitter, Bouchard, Covit, Giguère, Moore, Purdy, Sauvé, Viger) who took a non-traditional approach to present their views on what has become today’s Christmas ritual. Commissioned by Québec City’s Museum of Civilization for its opening. Bronze Medal at AMI’s 1989 International Multi-Image Competition (California) for the audiovisual document on the exhibition produced by Jacques Collin.

La vieille dame (1986) electroacoustic soundtrack for the film of the same name by Gilles Blais
Léa Price (pseudonym). Commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada. Certificate of Merit in the 1987 Festival québécois de l’audiovisuel.

Explo-carto (1980) electroacoustic music for a slide show by the Jérôme Le Royer School Board

Sols Canada (1979) electroacoustic soundtrack for the film of the same name by Gilles Blais
Commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada.

Schocking (1978) electroacoustic music for the programme 9 1/2 (Radio-Québec)
Commissioned by Radio-Québec. Produced by Claude Grenier.

Le port de Montréal (1975) electroacoustic soundtrack for the film of the same name by Gilles Blais
Commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada.

La machine extraordinaire (1973) electroacoustic music for the spectacle of the same name
Conceptualization, réalisation and production by the Théâtre de Carton.

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sound environment

Les voix de l’essentiel (2004) 16-channel electroacoustic installation for an outdoor landscape
The electroacoustic part uses bird song and children’s voices. In collaboration with Bernard Fort (GMVL, Lyon). Commissioned by the Québec Festival of Sacred Music. Residency at Lyon’s GMVL in Fall 2004.

animation

Voyage sur le O de l’Océan Atlantique (1981) looped electroacoustic environment-improvisation
Inspired by the comic strip La Mémémoire de Fred.

Mimes et sons (1980) electroacoustic tracks for an animated improvisation circuit by Mime Omnibus
At Montréal’s Musée d’art contemporain. In collaboration with ACREQ composers Yves Daoust and Philippe Ménard. Tracks by Deschênes: Pluies, Feu d’artifice, Dispatch bonsoir !…, Midi, Carnaval.

Concert dans un œuf and D’accord (1973) workshop on sonic expression, simulation exercises and “event scores”
In collaboration with Robert-Marcel Lepage, Robert Séguin and Richard Martin.

Si… longtemps and Sons intérieurs (1972) workshop on sonic expression, simulation exercises exercises and “event scores”