De velours et d’acier

[2010]
7min
post-acousmatic

It is inside our deepest convictions that we meet our true weakness. Just like a parody of ourselves.

« De velours et d’acier » is an acousmatic piece that has its origins in my taste for rock music. Its title, « Of velvet and steel » in French, is, by its many level of interpretations, a brief representation of the whole piece. The beginning of this project resides in the multitrack recording of a metalcore band by an acousmatic composer. Rapidly, the harsh guitars, screaming voices and tight drums convinced me of the immense acousmatic potential of all this material.

Publication

De velours et d’Acier was published in 2010 on the Italian label Miraloop Diamond. Informations on the release are available at the following address : http://www.miraloop.com/records/en/release/item/87/linstant-en-vain

Performances

2011.05.25 —> Espace Senghor, Brussels, Belgium
2010.05.15 —> Villa Strozzi, Florence, Italy
2010.01.14 —> Claude-Champagne Hall, Montréal, Canada
2009.10.23 —> Elektra.Lab02, Usine C, Montréal, Canada
2009.04.04 —> The Tank, New York, United States of America
2009.02.18 —> Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montréal, Canada

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