Au cœur du litige is a radiophonic work consisting at its core of a series of solo clarinet improvisations. Subsequently stripped of their innocence and simplicity through digital manipulations these solos become a dense web within which there is a multiplicity of threads to explore. The project, inspired by the ice storm that ravaged large parts of Quebec and Ontario, makes use of an innovative live interactive electroacoustic set-up inspired by current works in the field of audio research. Technically speaking, the work aims to free the instrumentalist from the electroacoustic domain’s usual constraints, and to generate a sound world more akin to improvisation-based environment, in which the performer plays a decision making role.

Track Listing

  • Disc 1

    • 1
      Au cœur du litige (2000)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      • 1
        Grésil
        • 2.0
          • Stereo 2.0
        1m19s
      • 2
        Black Triangle
        • 2.0
          • Stereo 2.0
        4m29s
      • 3
        Mon cœur
        • 2.0
          • Stereo 2.0
        5m39s
      • 4
        L’Immigrant
        • 2.0
          • Stereo 2.0
        1m49s
      • 5
        Allégories
        • 2.0
          • Stereo 2.0
        6m31s
      • 6
        Épilogue
        • 2.0
          • Stereo 2.0
        2m47s
    • 7
      Blinks (2000)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      • 7
        Blink I
        • 2.0
          • Stereo 2.0
        3m52s
      • 8
        Air froid
        • 2.0
          • Stereo 2.0
        3m03s
      • 9
        Blink II
        • 2.0
          • Stereo 2.0
        2m35s
    • 10
      Période monochrome (2000)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      8m21s
    • 11
      Cryogenic Nightmare (2000)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      11m58s
    • 12
      En attendant la neige (2000)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      3m48s
  • Disc 2

    • 1
      Brace (2000)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      2m16s
    • 2
      Skronk I (2000)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      1m10s
    • 3
      Ice (2000)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      6m06s
    • 4
      Snowbirds (2000)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      6m58s
    • 5
      Watt (2000)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      2m17s
    • 6
      Ghosting (2000)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      8m38s
    • 7
      Skronk II (2000)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      5m16s
    • 8
      The Woodcarver’s Wife (2000)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      7m44s
    • 9
      Rive sud (2000)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      15m04s
    • 10
      Fleur de peau (2000)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      5m17s
Total duration: 116m58s