Confluences

Émilie Girard-Charest

Confluences has been performed in Montréal and Muncie…

Confluences is a work on proximity and the resulting tensions. The extreme slowness of the evolution of events allows one to appreciate the artifacts (beats, resulting harmonics, subharmonics, etc.) that emerge and manifest themselves in slightly different ways from one performance to the next. The texture is in constant evolution and this is what constitutes the body of the work: the process of transformation is more important than the points of departure and arrival. The encounters, the consonances between the different instruments, are rare and brief: all tend towards the same point without ever really reaching it.

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Premiere

  • March 18, 2022, The 21st Century Guitar — Indiana: Quatuor Bozzini, Seth Josel, La Sala Rossa, Montréal (Québec)

Confluences

  • Composer(s): Émilie Girard-Charest
  • Year of composition: 2022
  • Instrumentation: electric guitar and string quartet
  • Commission: 21st Century Guitar, Quatuor Bozzini, with support from the CCA
Concerts
18 Marc 2022
Essis-BretonGirard-CharestKoochakzadeh-YazdiSabat
No audience
Montréal (Québec)
19 Marc 2022
19h30
Essis-BretonGirard-CharestKoochakzadeh-YazdiSabat
Online event
Muncie (Indiana, USA)