Dominic Thibault
*[self]
CD (E211)

“The human will needs a goal — and it
will rather will nothingness than not will”  
—Friedrich Nietzsche
On the Genealogy of Morality

to *obey
to *contemplate
to *desire
to *abide
to *believe
to *seclude
to *peter out
to *negate

*[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.

Edition of 150 copies
Out of print
Mastered by Jacques Beloeil



to *believe: graphic score by by Paul-Antoine Gauvreau


to *believe: Distractfold Ensemble version