Musique d’art pour quintette à cordes

Simon Martin

Musique d’art pour quintette à cordes has been performed in Dresden, Montréal, New York City and Quebec City…

Organizational structures hide the phenomena on which they are built. For example, spoken language requires both a certain perception of fundamental elements (phonemes), and a state of transcendence that enables us to forget these very elements. Similarly, in the aural sphere, music is the negation of sound for the benefit of its organization. Nevertheless, a sound that is completely left to its autonomous state (as opposed to it being collected for its potential as a poetic tool) goes back to the hum of nature. Thus, in order for it to be aesthetically perceivable, sound needs music as much as music needs sound. Musique d’art pour quintette à cordes articulates this dialectical tension between sound and music; seeking balance.

Premiere

  • March 5, 2015, Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2015: Musique d’art pour quintette à cordes, Agora de la danse, Montréal (Québec)

Musique d’art pour quintette à cordes

  • Composer(s): Simon Martin
  • Year of composition: 2015
  • Duration: 65:00
  • Instrumentation: string quintet, processing and spatialisation system
Movements
  • A, 15:00
  • B, 12:00
  • C, 12:00
  • D, 14:00
  • E, 10:00
Video
On disc
Concerts
5 Marc 2015
19h00
Martin
In person
Montréal (Québec)
23 Octo 2016
20h00
Martin
In person
Dresden (Sachsen, Germany)
25 Marc 2017
20h00
Martin
In person
Quebec City (Québec)
21 Janu 2018
13h00 – 17h00
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In person Free admission
Montréal (Québec)
4 June 2018
20h30
Série QB
Martin
In person
Montréal (Québec)
26 Augu 2022
19h30
Corbeil-PerronMartin
In person
New York City (New York, USA)