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Dominic Thibault grapples with notions of *[SELF] in thorny, abstract and detached musique concrète terms for Entr’acte. Make sure to clock the pulsating, discordant mass of To *Believe and the cold, eviscerated dimensions of To *Negate. RIYL CoH, Pita, Florian Hecker.
“*[self] is a musique concrète composition based on the concept of ascetic ideals. Its eight movements are inspired by the desert journeys of those prophets in search of purity and simplicity through self-denial. It questions the pertinence of such voluntary pittance in order to obtain redemption.
Composed between July 2013 and February 2015. A string trio version of the piece also exists in which this electronic version is interpreted as an audio score coupled with a graphic score by Paul-Antoine Gauvreau. The string version was premiered in Manchester by Distractfold Ensemble. The electronic version was premiered at the Akousma Douze festival in Montréal.”