Les petites portes

Bernard Falaise

Les petites portes has been performed in Montréal, Sherbrooke, Vancouver and Whitehorse…

The doors in the title hearken back to a childhood memory. A large, dark blue image on a cardboard sheet, with perforated doors numbered 1-25. Starting on the 1st of December, my sisters and I would take turns opening one door each evening until Christmas. Behind each door was a new illustration, each one very different from the last. Even as the years went by, we never seemed to tire of this ritual. 7 miniatures of this cycle were composed in 2005, and I opened 6 more “little doors” in February and March 2010. 12 more will be on their way for 2011. The computer sounds are made mainly with recording of the Bozzini Quartet. There are also sounds from an electric piano, an harmonica, a cd of Haydn’s “Fifths” string Quartet and a vinyl record of Bartok’s 4th String Quartet, mvt II and IV.

Premiere

  • February 15, 2006, Bozzini Quartet4 générations II, Auditorium Serge-Garant — Pavillon C3 — Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke (Québec)

Other versions

Les petites portes

  • Bernard Falaise
  • Year of composition: 2005, 10
  • Instrumentation: string quartet and stereo fixed medium
  • Commission: Quatuor Bozzini, with support from the CCA

Concerts

15 Febr 2006
8:00 pm
FalaiseHétuHolbrookLaporteSchroeder
Sherbrooke (Québec)
16 Febr 2006
8:00 pm
FalaiseHétuHolbrookLaporteSchroeder
Montréal (Québec)
31 Marc 2006
8:00 pm
Série QB
Falaise
Montréal (Québec)
20 Marc 2010
7:30 pm
FalaiseOesterle
Montréal (Québec)
8 Apri 2010
8:00 pm
ArnoldClementiFalaise
Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
9 Febr 2011
8:00 pm
Série QB
FalaiseJankeOesterle
Montréal (Québec)
17 Febr 2011
12:00 pm
Falaise
Montréal (Québec)
8 Marc 2011
8:00 pm
FalaiseJankeOesterle
Whitehorse (Yukon, Canada)